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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain incense burner of globular form. The incense burner is white on the interior and on rim, deep blue exterior. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68 millimetres
    • Diameter: 102 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Jiajing mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 507

    Incense burner with deep blue glaze

    This incense burner is modelled on a bronze form. Outside it is covered with a high-fired cobalt-pigmented blue glaze. The base carries an underglaze blue six-character reign mark of the Ming emperor Jiajing.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and blue glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.12, no.507 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.12, no.507 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc44/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Globular porcelain incense burner. White inside and on rim, deep blue exterior. Mark on base.

Globular porcelain incense burner. White inside and on rim, deep blue exterior. Mark on base.

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