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Porcellanous tripod of archaic bronze ding form, with cabriole legs decorated with animal masks, a flanged mouth and two 'bent ear' handles rising from the shoulder. The tripod has dull black glaze. There is a moulded band of debase taotie type round the shoulder. There is an impression on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 242 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationXiyin shuwu zhencang
Inscription TranslationPrecious collection of the Cherished Time Library
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Incense burner modelled after an ancient bronze
This incense burner is modelled after an ancient Chinese bronze vessel called a ding. It is covered with a matt iron-black glaze. The base has a moulded mark which reads 惜陰書屋珍藏 (Xiyin Shuwu zhencang 'Precious collection of the Cherished Time Library'). Cherished Time Library was the studio name of Wu Gengmei (1758-1825), alias Dengyu, native of Tongcheng, Anhui. He became a metropolitan graduate (jinshi) in 1799 and was later appointed Investigating Censor of the Shandong and Jiangxi Circuits. Like many of his predecessors Wu probably had a number of porcelains made while he was in Jiangxi.
Porcelain with moulded decoration, transparent and matt iron-black glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1825
R. L. Hobson 1934 records: From the Summer Palace (Wan Shou Shan), Peking. PDF card: Imperial Collection, Peking (from the Summer Palace, Wan Shou Shan).
Porcellanous tripod of archaic bronze ding form. Dull black glaze. Cabriole legs with animal masks, flanged mouth and two 'bent ear' handles rising from the shoulder. Moulded band of debase taotie type round the shoulder. Impression on base.
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