A brown-glazed censer

明  褐釉香爐

The censer is of bombé form supported on  a low foot with neatly made stout foot. The swelling sides taper slightly towards the flat out-turned rim. The shoulders are set with a pair of moulded lion masks. An even persimmon-brown glaze is applied inside and out, leaving only the footrim unglazed, showing the fine ware. 

Collection of Dr Otto Burchard, purchased in Beijing, 27th July 1945
Sotheby's Paris, 9th June 2011, lot 51 

Dimensions: Diameter: 11 cm, 4 ¼ inches

Date: Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Stock No. 1787

Price: On Request