A Chinese blanc de Chine censer of bombé form with lipped rim and raised lipped foot rim, covered overall in an even pale cream glaze extending over the inner rim, with two lion mask and incised mane handles, the body incised with a five character grass script cuplet, the base with a large four character seal mark, zun gu zhe xiang (follow the ancient tradition of burning incense).
14.5 cm diameter.
Late Ming, circa 1630, Fujian county, Dehua province.

  • From the collection of a titled English gentleman.
  • The inscription reads hua xiang ling ren you (the fragrance from flowers tranquilises people).




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