This lion masked censer is virtually identical to a piece published by Rose Kerr and John Ayres and dates to the mid-17th century. It has a wonderful warm-ivry tone, exactly what one would expect (and wish for) in a piece of blanc de chine.Two hairlines, as noted in the description as well as in the photos. Unglazed interior; knife-carved foot ring. The last three photos illustrate the published example, complete with the impressed seal mark. As those of you who collect blanc de chine are undoubtedly aware, early wares such as this with an impressed mark are exceedingly rare. As with every item I sell, authenticity is absolutely guaranteed. The item "17C CHINESE MING QING BLANC DE CHINE DEHUA LION CENSER WITH IMPRESSED SEAL MARK" is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Incense Burners".
The seller is "oldbailey13" and is located in Millburn, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.