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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.288

  • Description

    Longquan-type stoneware water-pot of ancient bronze lian form on three small 'cloud' feet. The water-pot has closely crackled grey-green glaze. There is a raised horizontal ring around the body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1450-1550
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 75 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 288

    Tripod incense burner


    This cylindrical incense burner is covered with a celadon glaze and stands on three cloud-shaped feet. Potters modelled the shape on a bronze form.


    Stoneware, porcelain–type, with celadon glaze
    Zhejiang province 浙江省
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1450–1550

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.23, no.61 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.51, no.288 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case6/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.288

Longquan-type stoneware water-pot of ancient bronze lian form on three small 'cloud' feet. The water-pot has closely crackled grey-green glaze. There is a raised horizontal ring around the body.

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