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guardian lion incense holder
  • China
  • guardian lion incense holder, late 1600s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • dehua 德化 (blanc de chine) porcelain
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1527

Lion, white glaze no crackle, seated on rectangular base with open work design. Left fore paw rest on ball. Decorated with fungi. The incense stick holder in the corner is missing.