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Ming Longquan celadon censer

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Category
Period
Reference
5479
Diameter
25 cm (9 3/4")
Framed Height
10 cm (3 1/1")
Ming 15th / 16th century celadon tripod censer made at the kilns at Longquan. very well potted compressed form censer with 3 pad feet modelled as Tao Tie Masks heads which are based on the figures to ward off gluttony.

The body is incised with a hatched pattern that surrounds a flower head motif in stylized form.

The everted rim from a waisted neck is typical of the 15th / 16th century and shows excellent pooling of the glaze into the hollows and the incised decoration.

Three feet make the shape very stable

The glaze falls short of the base in both the inside and the base. To the inside the base has been cleared off so there is the lovely toffee colour.

Excellent example of type
Diameter
25 cm (9 3/4")
Framed Height
10 cm (3 1/1")
Year
1400 - 1520
Medium
celadon stoneware
Country
China
Condition
Very good condition but minor firing imperfections. To the inside there is a glaze flaw as shown, a dark iron glaze spot and to the outside a small burst glaze bubble.