A Very Rare and Fine Koryo Celadon Open Work Incense Burner:
Korea, Koryo Period, 12th-13th Century,
This formed incense burner depicted from Chinese Han bronze burner, which is set on
short raised three pedestal foot legs with spur marks, two rings formed as a handles attached on shoulders.It is delicately incised with scrolling flowering lotus and leaves on the burner and a open carved lotus flowering buds and its scrolls on its cover, and it is covered with a thick, rich
gray celadon glaze. It has been accidentally attached both its lid and burner together with a melted glaze during the glazing and firing process. So it has been never used after it was made probably. It is in very good condition except one small foot glaze chipped (see photo).
It measures 3¡± h. x 4¡± w.