Incense burner, lian, of plain cylindrical form on three bracket feet, covered in a rich cream glaze.
The interior with a three-character ink mark, Shu Zi Tang, ‘Hall of Shuzi’.
3 ½ inches, 9 cm diameter.
Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.
- From an important French collection of a lady in Saint Cloud, France.
- Another is illustrated by John Ayers in The Chinese Porcelain Collection of Marie Vergottis, no. 30, p. 59; and two others were included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1994, nos. 96 & 97, p. 64.