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Ming Celadon Tripod Censer

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Category
Period
Reference
5933
Diameter
27 cm (10 3/4")
Framed Height
15 cm (5 1/1")
Ming late 16th Century Celadon bulbous tripod censer made at the kilns at Longquan.

The main body has an incised decoration of scrolling foliage and flowers under a thick green glaze. The inside has the normal cleared off area and the underside with an extended section from the base as is usual with a cleared off area.

The deep body with the overturned rim is well potted and glazed

The censers of this type are associated with later part of the Ming dynasty c1590

The tripod legs make it sturdy and would have been used for holding a sandy material for inserting jos sticks in for religious or personal reasons.
Diameter
27 cm (10 3/4")
Framed Height
15 cm (5 1/1")
Year
c 1590
Medium
celadon stoneware
Country
China
Condition
Overall excellent minor imperfections in the glaze