This rare Qingbai censer is made in the figural shape of a reclining goat. The animal is depicted in a mythical manner, showing no horns yet a lot of longevity and immortality symbolism such as the Lingzhi shapes at his harness. The lid is reticulated and has a lingzhi knop. The crazed Qingbai glaze is deep turquoise in places where the glaze is running thickly and light pale in other areas.
Weight: 743 grams
Dimensions: length is 22.5 cm
Condition: good condition with chip to left ear, one nibble to lip and the other to left back hoof
Provenance: acquired at John Sparks, London – old label on the underside, British private estate
Auction result comparison: for a related archaistic Qingbai censer see Christie’s, Leisurely Delights of a Transient Life, 30 May 2018, HONG KONG, Lot 2983. For a figural Qingbai water dropper see Christie’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 19 September 2006, Lot 218.
重量： 743 克
尺寸： 長 22.5 厘米