A small Longquan 'guan' incense burner and cover
Early Ming dynasty
Rising with steep sides up towards high rounded shoulders and short neck, the exterior decorated with a band of chrysanthemum and lotus flowers intertwined within barbed leafy vines, the shoulders with a further band of stylised lotus interspersed between dotted design, all above a frieze and tightly-bound upward leaf lappet design, the Meiji white metal cover decorated with three flying cranes amidst clouds in pierced design.
9.3cm wide. (2).