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Guan-type stoneware incense burner in form of ancient bronze gui with rounded sides and two handles in the form of stylised fish or birds. The incense burner has a greyish-white body covered in thick, translucent greyish-green glaze with two layers of crackle, with the wide crackle stained black and the close crackle ginger. Where exposed in firing, the body is reddish-brown. The base is glazed and the foot rim unglazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 63 millimetres
- Width: 134 millimetres
- Depth: 102 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Incense burner with guan-type glaze
This incense burner has fish-shaped handles either side and is covered with a crackled glaze. 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
On display: G95/dc8/sh8
Guan-type stoneware incense burner in form of ancient bronze gui with rounded sides and two handles in the form of stylised fish or birds. Greyish-white body covered in thick, translucent greyish-green glaze with two layers of crackle. Wide crackle stained black and close crackle ginger. Base glazed and rim of foot unglazed. Where exposed in firing, body reddish-brown.
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Object reference number: RRC39288
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