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Updated: 14 April 2015
Dehua porcelain round incense burner with three cloud feet. The incense burner has a white body and white glaze. There are three round medallions with relief Arabic inscriptions on the exterior. The base and the well are unglazed.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 113 millimetres
Inscription Positionin roundels
Inscription TranslationThere is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the prophet of God
Room 95: Label text
Incense burner with Arabic inscription
This incense burner is decorated with three round medallions with relief Arabic inscriptions. It was probably made for a sinicised Muslim in China rather than for export. The roundels read: There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the prophet of God. Some incense burners of this type are further decorated with lacquer, cold painted pigments and gilding around the inscription.
Porcelain with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing, about AD 1644–1750
PDF card: Elphinstone Gift.
White Dehua porcelain round brush-washer with three cloud feet. Covered with white glaze, except base and well. Three round medallions with relief Arabic inscriptions on the outside.
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Object reference number: RRC39367
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