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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.38

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware incense burner in form of an ancient bronze with curved sides standing on three short, tapering feet, and two small looped handles rise from mouth rim. The incense burner has a greyish-white body covered in thick-opaque pale grey glaze with wide crackle mainly stained dark grey with some ginger. Where exposed, body dark reddish-brown. There is a wide unglazed bi-shaped circle and an inscription on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC-19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 92 millimetres
    • Width: 136 millimetres
    • Depth: 125 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A38

    Incense burner with guan-type glaze


    This incense burner is thickly potted and stands on three legs. Its form derives from ancient Chinese ritual bronzes. 官 (guan ‘official’) celadon glaze was invented in the Southern Song dynasty (AD 1127–1279) and much copied in the Qing dynasty.


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 241 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.33, no.A38 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.61, no.A38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc8/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.38

Guan-type incense burner in form of an ancient bronze with curved sides standing on three short, taperinf feet. Two small looped handles rise from mouth rim. Greyish-white stoneware body covered in thick-opaque pale grey glaze with wide crackle mainly stained dark grey with some ginger. Wide unglazed bi-shaped circle and inscription on base. Where exposed, body dark reddish-brown.

Guan-type incense burner in form of an ancient bronze with curved sides standing on three short, taperinf feet. Two small looped handles rise from mouth rim. Greyish-white stoneware body covered in thick-opaque pale grey glaze with wide crackle mainly stained dark grey with some ginger. Wide unglazed bi-shaped circle and inscription on base. Where exposed, body dark reddish-brown.

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