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Longquan celadon duck-censer
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Ming Dynasty (AD 1364-1644)
Longquan kilns, Zhejiang, South China 

D:22.3cm H:5cm

Modelled with its neck erect and head tilted to the left. The duck stands on a wave form base with its bulging eyes, wide open beak, detailed with carved feather markings.

Its right wing acting as the cover to a hidden cavity used for burning aromatic incense to be emitted from its open beak and a circular hole under its tail feathers.

The jade like glaze covers the majority of the surface with exceptions of the underside, exposing the burnt brick-orange coloured body.

A similar piece but with gilt-bronze wings is in the British Museum collection, museum number: 1973,0726.319. 

Dimensions

D: 22.3cm H: 5cm

Stock number

3954
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