EF28 A Longquan celadon tripod censer


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Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century 

The compressed globular body is raised on three splayed feet 
carved with two large chrysanthemum heads divided by a grassy flower. The short cylindrical neck is carved with a wavy design below the everted rim. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of olive-green tone except for the the unglazed centre of the interior and the protruding rounded centre of the base.
Diameter 22.2 cm,height 16 cm; with fitted zitan cover and stand, the cover with wood lingzhi-shaped finial

Provenance: An old private collection acquired in the 1930s

 

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