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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.710

  • Description

    Cylindrical porcelain incense burner. Decorated with low relief mountains, clouds and waves, and in high relief five figures and a deer bearing the Eight Trigrams on its back. All elements painted with unfired pigments and partly gilt, but only traces remain. Base unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 68 millimetres
    • Diameter: 95 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A710

    Cylindrical porcelain incense burner


    This unusual incense burner is decorated with trailed slip mountains, clouds and waves, and in high relief with five figures and a deer bearing the Eight Trigrams on its back. All elements are painted with unfired pigments (cold-painted) and gilded, but only traces of the gilding remain.


    Porcelain with moulded, clear glaze, trailed slip cold-painted and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.41, no.125 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.52, no.A710 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case27/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired before 1935.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.710

Cylindrical porcelain incense burner. Decorated with low relief mountains, clouds and waves, and in high relief five figures and a deer bearing the Eight Trigrams on its back. All elements painted with unfired pigments and partly gilt, but only traces remain. Base unglazed.

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