The censer has slightly bulbous body standing on three short cabriole legs. It is freely painted around the exterior with egrets and geese amongst water reeds, below a band of ruyi-heads around the mouth rim. The glaze has a bluish tinge stopping around the base exposing the orange-burned body.
Compare for a similar form incense burner He Li, Chinese Ceramics the New Standard Guide, Thames and Hudson, p. 222, pl. 410.
Exhibited: The Oriental Ceramics Society, Ming Blue and White, London, 1946, no. 80