Chinese Republic period Cizhou style pottery joss stick holder in the form of a cat sitting on a plinth decorated in a creamy crackled beige glaze with brown highlights. 8 3/8" high. Early 20th century. Very good overall condition. There are imperfections where the glaze did not cover and one corner of the plinth has a kiln flaw or old repair. This piece is from the private collection of a former American diplomat to Guangzhou and Beijing from 1983-1987.