MF 21 A Longquan celadon ‘Luduan’ censer and cover


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Ming dynasty, 15th-16th  centuy 

The well modelled mythical creature is standing four-square, the rounded body is carved with spiralling motifs issuing flames.The tail is applied in the form of a leaf above a circular aperture. The cover is in the form of the animal's head, raised up, with a curved horn at the top, the mouth open to reveal its tongue between two rows of teeth. It is covered overall with a lustrous grayish-green glaze.
Height 15 cm

Luduan are auspicious animals who are able to detect the truth and travel great distances in a short time.

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