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.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 155 millimetres
- Diameter: 91 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
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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Object reference number: RRC38782
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