A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'trigram' censer, Southern Song / Yuan dynasty | 南宋 / 元 龍泉窰青釉八卦紋奩式爐
A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'trigram' censer
Southern Song / Yuan dynasty
南宋 / 元 龍泉窰青釉八卦紋奩式爐
of archaistic lian form, well potted with the deep sides rising from a tapered circular foot on the base to an inverted mouth rim, all supported on three cabriole legs, decorated around the body in relief with the 'Eight Trigrams' between two raised fillets, covered overall with an attractive lustrous sea-green glaze, save for the interior center and the foot ring left unglazed revealing the stoneware body burnt russet-orange
Diameter 4 ⅞ in., 12.5 cm
In overall good condition with some age-appropriate wear and expected minor firing imperfections, including a small body flaw to the base. The rim is very slightly uneven.
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