Ge type stoneware incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui with swelling body, high foot, and two handles at sides in form of gui dragons. The incense burner has a grey body covered in thin, blue-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the main layer stained black and the minor layer ginger. Where exposed, body has turned brownish in firing. There is an inscription on the base. The foot is glazed, and the foot rim and base are unglazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 140 millimetres
- Width: 253 millimetres
- Depth: 212 millimetres
- Diameter: 164 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 206 millimetres (mouth)
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription Content程道 具造 佛前供奉
Inscription TransliterationCheng Daoju zao. Fo qian gong feng
Inscription TranslationMade by Cheng Daoxing for offering before the Buddha.
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Incense burner with guan-type glaze and inscription
This incense burner is modelled on an ancient Chinese food offering vessel called a gui. After the publication of illustrated books showing such vessels the forms were adapted for burning incense. The inscription incised into the base can be read as 程道 具造 佛前供奉 (Cheng Daoju zao. Fo qian gong feng 'Made by Cheng Daoju for offering before the Buddha'.)
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
Ge type incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui with swelling body and high foot. Two handles at sides in form of gui dragons. Grey stoneware body covered in thin, blue-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, the main layer stained black and the minor layer ginger. Foot glazed and foot rim and base unglazed. Inscription on base. Where exposed, body has turneed brownish in firing.
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Object reference number: RRC39286
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