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kangxi blue and white porcelain censer

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Category
Period
Reference
5409
Height
13 cm (5")
Diameter
26 cm (10 1/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white porcelain tripod censer of compressed form made during the Emperor Kangxis reign.

Painted in excellent under glaze cobalt blue to show a mixture oaf items associated with the scholar and auspicious emblems of Daoism. with clouds.

The censer was important as it would have held sand into which joss sticks or other fragrant items were placed. Often they were used as planters especially in the west in the Manor Houses and Stately homes.

Tripod or three footed censers were especially stable and were perfect for all oak furniture, while in the west they were part of the Scholars table and the alters tables of the Temples or the homes.

A very good example

Height
13 cm (5")
Diameter
26 cm (10 1/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Perfect over all but with a few minute firing flaws to the rim as seen on the images