This Korean Celadon censer or incense burner is made by famous Korean potter Ji Bok Seon. This lovely censer was a purchase from one of our antique dealers in Japan, and he told us it is about 30 years old. It comes with a three-page biography of this successful potter, which is in English this time! It is a handmade potter piece of art as a censer or incense burner, in a beautiful thick layer of blue celadon glaze over Korean pottery. The censer is made in a hexagon shape of simplistic beauty, smaller at the bottom on which it has a small rim as a foot; and a lid with a simple finial and carved teardrop venting. It has patina of age including crazing of the celadon glaze which is intentionally and beautifully made in this style wares. We have only shared one picture of his three-page bio here. Ji Bok Seon has signed the piece in underglaze blue on the bottom. It also comes with the signed tomobako made especially for the piece. This is an excellent collectors piece, and in excellent condition with no cracks or chips,
SIZE: Diameter 3.9 inches or 10 cm, Height 3.9" or 10 cm
The Potter Ji Bok Seon, given name Ji Kwang Seon
Ji Bok Seon boosted his career in 1974 when he joined the Hae-Kang Korean Celadon Pottery Research Center and studied under the famous Master Potter Yoo Kuen Young Human Cultural Asset for 17 years. He won his first award in 1976 in folk art in a nationwide contest. Between 1976 and 2006, he won awards including those in Japan and presented in exhibitions for 30 years, winning or presenting at least once a year. In 1991 he created and now presides over the Ji-Kwang Korea Celadon Pottery Research Center in Kyunggi-do, Korea. More details of this information can be found in his three-page bio which comes with this lovely censer.
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