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Ceramic censer

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Censer of porcelain. Made in China. Reign of Kangxi.

Measurements:
h: 8 1/8 in

Provenance:
Sydney L. Moss, dealer; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd., February 1948; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 15 March 1948, £275; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1948.

Published sources

Manuscript sources
John Sparks Ltd., Stock Book 1948 p.643, February 1948, stock no.12277: 'Large famille verte tankard, dragon handle, panels of horses on a seeded green ground, the neck showing archaic dragons on a rouge de fer ground, inset in oblong panels', bought from S.L. Moss; Day Book 1947 p.325, 2 March 1948: 'Old Chinese tankard decorated in brilliant famille verte enamels with panels of horses, on a seeded ground. The latter showing groups of lotus, chrysanthemum & peony between bands of jui head lappets. The straight neck decorated with oblong panels of dragons on rouge de fer on a seed aubergine background. The handle with a boldly modelled dragon head covered with a yellow glaze. Kanghsi’.
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1948(1), p.41: ‘An old Chinese porcelain jug for ceremonial purposes, decorated in brilliant famille verte enamels with panels of horses on seeded green ground. The latter showing groups of lotus, chrysanthemum and peony between bands of jui head lappets. The straight neck decorated with oblong panels of dragons, rouge de fer, on a seeded aubergine background. The handle with a boldly modelled dragon head covered with a yellow glaze. Kanghsi. Height 8 1/8", diam of base 4 5/8’.

What:
38_772, censers, ceramics, jugs, porcelain

Who:
Dealer, John Sparks Ltd
Dealer, Sydney L. Moss

Dates:
Sold by John Sparks Ltd 1948.

Periods:
IMPERIAL CHINA
Qing, 1644-1911
Kangxi, 1662-1722

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