A blue and white 'duck' censer and cover Ming dynasty, tianqi/chongzhen period | 明天啓/崇禎 青花寳鴨形香爐
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
A blue and white 'duck' censer and cover
Ming dynasty, tianqi/chongzhen period
modelled in the form of a duck, the head turned to its left and the mouth pierced, the body defined with detailed plumage, all supported on three feet
Height 16.5cm, 6½ in.
The censer has been broken in half and restored. The cover has two circa 3cm., long glaze firing lines to the interior and a tiny chip to the tip of the wings and a frit to the edge of the tail.
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Sotheby's London, 15th May 2013, Lot 128.
Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 298.
Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris，A Quest for Asian Art》，2016年，巴黎，圖版298
From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.
《From the Land of Asia》，Pointe-à-Callière 博物館，蒙特利爾，2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日
《From the Land of Asia》，Kimbell美術館，德克薩斯，2018年3月4 - 8月19日