Porcelain cylindrical incense burner on three small feet and a recess on the base. There are three medallions with psuedo-Arabic inscriptions alternating with lotus scrolls in Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and yellow enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 83 millimetres
- Diameter: 113 millimetres
Inscription CommentCharacter in a rectangular cartouche in underglaze blue on the base
Inscription Positionin roundels
Inscription TranslationRed roundel = There is no God but Allah
Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Incense burner with Arabic inscriptions
This roughly potted incense burner has three medallions around the outside with poorly written Arabic inscriptions, alternating with lotus scrolls. It is painted with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in wucai-style. The red roundel has an inscription which is a profession of faith - 'There is no God but Allah'.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamel decoration in wucai style
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about, AD 1644–1700
Cylindrical porcelain incense burner on three small feet. Wucai style decoration with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and yellow enamels. Three medallions on exterior with psuedo-Arabic inscriptions, alternating with lotus scrolls. Several unglazed bands. Recess on base with mark in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39103
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