What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.69

  • Description

    Guangdong stoneware incense burner of bronze form with globular body, three cloud-shaped feet and two loop handles. The incense burner has a dark greyish-brown body and blue and black speckled glaze on the exterior. Where exposed, the body is reddish-brown. The base and the base of the feet, are unglazed.

    More 

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 150 millimetres
    • Diameter: 302 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming/Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A69

    Incense burner with jun-type glaze


    Shiwan dragon kilns made four main classes of products in the Qing: mass-produced industrial ceramics, including architectural ceramics and garden furniture; utilitarian table wares crafted by artisans; ritual vessels for altars in public temples and domestic settings (such as this incense burner with jun-style glaze); and elaborately sculpted ceramic figures fashioned by skilled craftsmen.


    Stoneware with jun-type glaze
    Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
    Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.40, no.A69 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.70, no.A69 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.69

Guangdong stoneware incense burner of bronze form with globular body, three cloud-shaped feet and two loop handles. Dark greyish-brown body covered in blue and black speckled glaze. Inside of vessel, base and base of feet unglazed. Body reddish-brown where exposed.

Guangdong stoneware incense burner of bronze form with globular body, three cloud-shaped feet and two loop handles. Dark greyish-brown body covered in blue and black speckled glaze. Inside of vessel, base and base of feet unglazed. Body reddish-brown where exposed.

Copyright SOAS All rights reserved

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRC39597

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...