Chinese Art:Ceramics


Chinese Qing Guangxu Russet Brown Shiwan Stoneware Tripod Censer Stand
item#: 1421791
price: $600.00
Chinese late Qing dynasty Guangxu period tripod censer of shallow globular form with two raised loop handles on the rim covered overall with an iridescent monochrome russet brown glaze imitating bronze. The interior of the incense burner is unglazed. The unglazed tripod feet fit into three depressions on the top of a circular, foliate form tripod stand which is similarly glazed on the top and unglazed on the base. Ceramic copies of bronze objects were popular from the 17th century on. This piece is most likely a Shiwan kiln production dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. A nearly identical piece is featured in the on-line collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. 7 1/8” diameter at the widest point by 5” high to the top of the handle (6” high on the stand). The stand measures about 5 1/2” diameter by just over 1” high. Very good overall condition with typical production irregularities. There is a thin chip to the edge of the bottom of the stand (see closeup image). This censer is from the former collection of an American expatriate to Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.

Chinese Qing Guangxu Russet Brown Shiwan Stoneware Tripod Censer Stand
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