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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.676

  • Description

    Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet. There is a wave pattern in underglaze cobalt blue on the flat rim, a border of honeycomb diaper pattern with four panels, each containing a single character, and scenes of men in landscapes.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 15thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 87 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        唐太宗 製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Tang Taizong zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made for the Emperor Tang Taizong of the Tang dynasty
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 676

    Incense burner with figures in a landscape scene


    Above the band of decoration showing figures in a landscape are four characters which read 唐太宗 製 (Tang Taizong zhi ‘Made on the orders of Tang Taizong’ ) The Tang dynasty emperor Taizong ruled China from AD 626 to 649. He was considered to be one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history as he ruled China during one of her ‘Golden Ages’ .of economic prosperity and stability.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1400–1500

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 133, pl. CXXXII(a) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.29, no.676 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.43, no.676 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.676

Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scenes of men in landscapes beneath a honeycomb diaper patter, with four panels each with a single character. Wave pattern on the flat rim.

Cylindrical porcelain incence jar on three cloud-shaped feet, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scenes of men in landscapes beneath a honeycomb diaper patter, with four panels each with a single character. Wave pattern on the flat rim.

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