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. 

Provenance:
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