A Qing Dynasty Blue and White Censer or Lamp
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR: item # 410863
Please refer to our stock # Ichi 1634 when inquiring.
Ichiban Japanese & Oriental Antiques
Post Office Box 395
Marion, CT 06444-0395
|A beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain censer or table lamp. At first we thought this piece was an incense burner - but it might well be an early form of a lamp as the base has a raised platform that looks perfect for holding a candle. We have seen many blue and white censers but never one like this where the almost the entire outer shell comes down over a short base with the raised platform seen in the photos. The outside of the piece is finely decorated in a very well painted scene of a lakeside village and two boats out on the lake. The top is also painted in underglaze blue with a village scene. Both the top and the side have reticulated openings from which smoke can escape - or light shine through. The piece measures 4 7/8" tall and is 3 5/8" diameter. Excellent condition with no chips or restorations - one tiny kiln flaw in the edge of the reticulated opening of the top. We date this piece to the early Qing Dynasty, circa 1700-1820 - there are no reign marks or signatures.|