LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER, YUAN TO EARLY MING DYNASTY

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LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER, YUAN TO EARLY MING DYNASTY

Period / Age: China, 13th-14th Century

Provenance: From the collection of Emmanuel Gran, thence by descent within the same family. Bonhams San Francisco. A private collector in the United Kingdom acquired from the above.

Dimensions:

Weight: 260g
Diameter: 9.3cm (3.66")

Thickly potted with a flat incurved rim and raised on three ruyi-head feet.
The bamboo-sectioned exterior walls taper slightly toward the base.
Covered in a thick glaze of the greenish-brown olive colour, save for the projecting circular base and areas of the interior, the unglazed sections partly burnt orange in the firing.
The base with a two-character inscription in ink.

With a finely carved hardwood base, repeating the three ruyi feet on the censer and carved in openwork, dating to the Qing dynasty.

CONDITION: very good condition with minor wear and firing flaws, including kiln grit and glaze recesses. Very minor chipping.