A yellow-glazed tripod censer, ding 17th century

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Lot 50
A yellow-glazed tripod censer, ding
17th century

Sold for £ 8,400 (US$ 11,248) inc. premium
Ming and Qing porcelain from the Palmer Collection

Sold by order of Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd.
(lots 42-53)
A yellow-glazed tripod censer, ding
17th century
Modelled after its archaic bronze prototype, incised on either side with cloud scrolls and ruyi-head motifs composing abstract taotie masks, against a geometric ground with segmented flower-heads, the three legs moulded as stylised makara heads, covered overall with a rich yellow glaze.
16.3cm (6½in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.458.
    Palmer Inventory no.458, where it is stated that the ding was purchased as 16th century in December 1936 for £35.

    The form and decoration of the present lot is inspired by archaic bronze Ding vessels. The admiration of archaic bronzes also extended to other ritual vessels, such as the he; for a yellow-glazed he vessel from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, dated as Kangxi/Yongzheng see J.Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, pl.66.
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