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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.702

  • Description

    Tripod porcelain incense burner of archaic bronze ding form, with two loop handles and three cabriole legs, each decorated with beast mask. Body covered outside with on-biscuit deep purple enamel, inside with dark turquoise, and legs and handles bright turquoise.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111 millimetres
    • Diameter: 104 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A702

    Incense burner with turquoise and aubergine glazes


    This three-legged incense burner is modelled after an ancient bronze ritual vessel called a ding. The glazes are applied directly to the biscuit body and are of the fahua palette.


    Porcelain with turquoise and aubergine glazes on-the-biscuit
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.29, no.73 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.51, no.A702 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc28/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.702

Tripod porcelain incense burner of archaic bronze ding form, with two loop handles and three cabriole legs, each decorated with beast mask. Body covered outside with on-biscuit deep purple enamel,  inside with dark turquoise, and legs and handles bright turquoise.

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