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'Gui' censer with 'xieze' (mythical beast)

Date: c.1635-1645
Dimensions:
Overall (G01.2.46): 6.5 x 10.8 cm (2 9/16 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium: Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue
Credit Line: The Robert Murray Bell and Ann Walker Bell Collection of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain
Origin:China, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen
Object number: G01.2.46
DescriptionChinese porcelain incense burner, blue and white compressed globular shape with flaring rim. It has incised scrollwork band at the rim, and it is painted scene of a qilin and flaming clouds by a waterfall and pond.