Cylindrical porcelain incense vase (or censer) on three feet decorated in underglaze colbalt blue. Three panels against a fretwork background; two panels show a man resting on a pile of books, the third a gentleman in a garden setting. Flower sprays and dentil motifs at the mouthrim, above a band of the Eight Trigrams in reserve against a chevron patterned background. Abstract cloud on each foot.
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