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Guan-type ware incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui, with two handles resembling fish at the shoulder with a slightly raised ridge. The incense burner has a dark grey body covered in thick grey-green glaze with wide crackle. There are five spur marks on the interior of the vessel and six on the base, which is glazed. The mouth-rim and the foot are unglazed.
- Made in: China
- Height: 83 millimetres
- Width: 160 millimetres
- Diameter: 87 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 114 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 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 1800–1911
On display: G95/dc8/sh8
Yorke Hardy 1953 records: Ex Eumorfopoulos Collection, "Catalogue". Vol II, B. 67 and pl. 17. PDF Card: Acquired via Norton £500.
Guan ware incense burner in the form of an ancient bronze gui. Two handles resembling fish at the shoulder with a slightly raised ridge. Dark grey stoneware body covered in thick grey-green glaze with wide crackle. Rim of mouth and foot unglazed, and there are five spur marks inside the vessel and six on the glazed base.
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