Japanese Dragon Incense Burner Celadon 19th C. - For Sale
Japanese Dragon Incense Burner Celadon 19th C.
This miniature Japanese two piece celadon incense burner is 6" high, 5" in diameter. A dragon is rearing his head from the upper cup. The body is fine white porcelain with embossed designs covered in a light green celadon glaze. The color of the top and bottom match exactly, although the lighting in the picture makes some sections look darker. There are no cracks or major chips, just some minor roughness in the glaze around the edge of the cup with the dragon. The photo magnifies the appearance of the roughness.
This exact piece is pictured on the website of the Daruma Museum in Japan and identified as most probably Hirado. There are no makers' marks. 19th century.