A very Rare and Beautiful 17th Century Chinese Dehua Blanc-de-Chine Censer circa 1640 Signed with a Zun Gu Jie Jian Mark. It is complete with a Zitan Wooden Cover and Stand and it has a wonderfully carved'Three Ram with Yin-Yang symbol' white and russet jade finial on the top.
I made numerous images so please take a look. The 4-character Seal mark on the base reads. And may be translated as "following the ancient traditional code" It was listed by P. Donnelly in his book on Chinese Blanc-de-Chine.The following image is taken from the S. Marchant & Son Exhibition of Blanc De Chine Catalog from 1985.
The Porcelain Censer alone measures approximately 5.67 inches (14.4 cm) at the Widest part over the Lion Mask Handles and is circa 2.75 inches (7.0 cm) High The censer on its stand including its wooden cover with Jade finial is 7.6 inches (19.3 cm) High. The porcelain censer is in Good condition with n o cracks, but approximately 3 millimeters at the outer edge of the top rim was ground away and nicely polished - it does not distract at all. Otherwise i t shows only the appropriate wear for its age. The Zitan wooden cover was originally made of two pieces glued together and it came apart at the joint. It has subsequently been re-stuck together and only shows on the inside as shown in the images.
The Jade Finial is in Excellent condition, but is currently not glued in place as shown in the images. The Wooden stand is in Excellent condition. The photos tell all and are a part of the description.PLEASE STUDY THE DETAIL PHOTOS! We try to give accurate descriptions and supply photos to tell all about our items. IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL PHOTOS WE WILL BE GLAD TO SUPPLY THEM TO YOU. We will answer all emails promptly. Play fair; protect your good feedback score.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "downsized13" and is located in Sarasota, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.