Chinese - Ming - Celadon tri pod form Censer
Ming 16th century tripod incense burner with old hardwood stand made at the kilns at Longquan The censer was used to hold sand into which incense or joss sticks were placed.
The celadon body is incised with a lattice or trellis pattern .The three feet come down to form Taotie mask heads a design common in the Ming and early Qing dynasty and one that is often found on Temples in the far east.
The hard wood stand is well carved as a lotus head and to the centre with two crane heads. The stand was made for the censer
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