Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period joss stick holder in the form of a grimacing Buddhist lion dog crouching on a plinth decorated in a mustard glaze with brown accents at the eyes that ends in drips at the plinth. Possibly from a Shiwan kiln. 6” high. Circa late 19th century. Very good overall condition with typical imperfections. This piece is from the private collection of a former American diplomat to Guangzhou and Beijing from 1983-1987.