PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARNHOLD FOUNDATION
Compare hardstone and glass-inlaid phoenix-form censers, perched on very similar rocky bases: one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2009, lot 1734, another at Christie's New York, 2nd June 1989, lot 368. A further pair sold at Christie's New York, 27th November 1991, lot 59, and again in the same rooms, 26th March 2010, lot 1179. A 'double phoenix' example sold at Bonhams London, 6th November 2014, lot 270.
A 'yingxiong' censer, in the form of a recumbent phoenix above a mythical beast, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 396. For a mythical beast-form censer, see one formerly in the Herbert R. Bishop Collection, sold at American Art Galleries, 25th January 1906, lot 2035, again in these rooms, 20th November 1973, lot 3000, and once more at Christie's London, 15th June 1999, lot 105.
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