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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.
- Made in: China
- Height: 92 millimetres
- Width: 136 millimetres
- Depth: 125 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
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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Object reference number: RRC39290
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