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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.441

  • Description

    Porcelain incense-burner with relief-moulded animal masks on the sides. The incense-burner has a white body and cream white crackled glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 72 millimetres
    • Width: 172 millimetres
    • Depth: 148 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A441

    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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  • Location

    G95/case11/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.441

White porcelain incense burner. Relief moulded animal masks on the sides. Covered with cream white crackled glaze.

White porcelain incense burner. Relief moulded animal masks on the sides. Covered with cream white crackled glaze.

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