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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.24

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware incense burner of bronze form with two loop handles and three legs. The incense-burner has a dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with dense bubbles and even crackle with some ginger colouring. The base of the feet are unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 74 millimetres
    • Diameter: 105 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song dynasty or laterRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A24

    Incense burner with guan-type glaze


    This incense burner and stands on three legs. Its form derives from ancient Chinese 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 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.29, no.A24, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.55, no.A24 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.24

Guan stoneware incense burner of bronze form with two loop handles. Dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with dense bubbles and even crackle with some ginger colouring. Base of feet unglazed.

Guan stoneware incense burner of bronze form with two loop handles. Dark grey body covered in thick grey glaze with dense bubbles and even crackle with some ginger colouring. Base of feet unglazed.

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