Chinese Ru Ware Style Porcelain Censer (in wooden box)
This attractive porcelain censer, in the style of the extremely rare ru ware, is coated in a finely-crackled glaze. It is of a fairly simple form and stands on three decorative feet with a simple decoration around the outer mouth. The blue colour of the glaze does vary very slightly in places, according to its thickness. To the flat base are three small firing "spur marks". There is an area to the inner surface where the crackle of the glaze is stained.
Diameter 13.5 cm (5.25 inches). This censer is in fine condition with no restoration or repairs. It comes with a very nice wooden box.
Although it has never been our practice to offer for sale any form of reproduction, we are making an exception on this occasion. Clearly this censer is not an original piece from the Song Dynasty! However, we recently bought some pieces from a private collector (see our item MB121 for example) who had recently disposed of his collection of good quality pieces, some of which he had acquired from us over several years. This censer bears his collection label showing his purchase date of November 2002. Based on this, we date this censer to the 20th century !
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