Tripod censer

This large heavily potted censer has modelled reliefs of two dragons amongst leafy scrolls and lotus flowers entwined around the exterior. It also features tall rectangular handles and legs decorated with monster masks. A fitted wooden stand and cover with a jade finial have been made at some point for this piece. It was probably used for ritual purposes.

Date/Period
1547, Jiaqing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H:37.5 x W:33.0
Accession No.
1998-01400
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics