LIDDED PORCELAIN CENSER WITH STAND, SIGNED YABU MEIZAN (1853 - 1934)
A chartreuse or pear-skin colored tripod porcelain censer of compressed form with a crackled glaze. The censer retains its original ebony and ivory stand, and its original ebony, boxwood, and glass top. The underside is signed in a lacquer cartouche, “Yabu Meizan.”
Yabu Meizan is best known for his expansive ceramic atelier specializing in Satsuma style painted and lacquered wares. This rare piece is one of a recognized group of similar monochrome censers, executed in different colored glazes, accompanied by different lids and bases.
Censer only measuring 4.75 in. (12 cm.) diameter, 2 in. (5 cm.) high. Censer with lid and stand measuring 4.75 in. diameter, 4.25 in. (11 cm.) tall.