A GREEN-GLAZED CENSER, LATE TANG DYNASTY | 晚唐 綠釉香爐
TANG SANCAI - THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION
A GREEN-GLAZED CENSER
LATE TANG DYNASTY
the deep lobed sides applied with floral rosettes, supported by four guardian figures on a stepped base, covered overall with a vibrant green glaze
Height 13 cm, 5⅛ in.
There is over-painting to a crescent shaped area of the rim covering four of the lobes and small areas of glaze degradation characteristic with burial.
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Compare this rather unusual censer with a vessel of the same shape and also covered with a green glaze, from the Charles B. Hoyt Collection, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in The Charles B. Hoyt Collection. Memorial Exhibition, February 13 - March 30, 1952, Boston, 1952, p. 26. cat. no. 103.