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incense-burner

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  • Museum number

    PDF.434

  • Description

    Soft paste porcelain tripod of archaic bronze 'ding' form, with squared mouth-rim and two loop handles. The tripod has crazed cream glaze on the exterior. There is an incised band of key fret around the bowl section.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 155 millimetres
    • Diameter: 91 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 434

    Tripod incense burner


    This three legged incense burner is loosely modelled on an ancient Chinese bronze food vessel called a ding. Many incense burners of this form were made in white porcelain at the Dehua kilns in Fujian province but the body material is rather different and they are higher-fired. This porcelain vessel is slightly under-fired and has a creamy colour.


    Underfired porcelain with incised and moulded decoration and a transparent glaze
    Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
    Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Location

    G95/case11/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.434

Soft paste porcelain tripod of archaic bronze 'ding' form, with squared mouth-rim and two loop handles. The tripod has crazed cream glaze on the exterior. There is an incised band of key fret around the bowl section.

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