A large Longquan celadon “Trigram” censer – Ming Dynasty

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The censer has a bulbous body raised on three feet issuing from animal masks. The exterior is moulded with the eight trigrams and incised with a wave pattern above and below the trigrams pattern. Covered with an attractive celadon glaze of sea green colour, except for the base and the center of the interior.


Period: Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th Century.

Size: Dia. 32 cm, height. 12 cm

Condition: Good condition, some firing impurities and wear consistent with age, shallow chip to the base, extensive glaze lines.

Provenance: From a Swedish private collection

SKU: 20

References: There is a similar censer in the V&A Museum, London

A comparable, but smaller, censer was sold by Sothebys, Hong Kong 27 november 2019. Another censer of similar size was sold by Uppsala Auktionskammare, Sweden in 2018

More info: Longquan ware