5877 A blue and white ko-sometsuke porcelain incense burner in the form of a deer standing before a rock
China 17th century Ming dynasty
Dimensions: H. 6¾” x W. 3″ x D. 2¾” (17cm x 7cm x 6.5cm)
Ko-sometsuke (lit. old blue and white) are porcelain items decorated in underglaze blue which were produced in China during the late Ming dynasty predominantly for the Japanese market.