Porcelain incense-burner with relief-moulded animal masks on the sides. The incense-burner has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.
- Height: 72 millimetres
- Width: 172 millimetres
- Depth: 148 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Incense burner with monster mask handles
This incense burner is modelled in the form of an ancient bronze food vessel called a gui. Many incense burners of this form were made in white porcelain at the Dehua kilns in Fujina province but the body material is rather different and they are higher-fired. This porcelain vessel is slightly underfired and has a creamy colour.
Underfired porcelain with applied decoration and a transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC39337
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