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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.653

  • Description

    Round, box-shaped incense burner. Four pierced cash motif roundels on the sides and also on top. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus and leaves on lower half and lotus and porcelain waterweeds alternating with chrysanthemum in reserve against blue ground on upper half. There is an inscription on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-17thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 84 millimetres
    • Diameter: 135 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        福壽康寧
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Good fortune and health be with you'.
      • Inscription Comment

        On the base, 'fu shou kang ning' (good fortune and health be with you)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF A653

    Incense burner in the form of a box


    On the base is an underglaze blue mark which reads 福壽康寧 (fu shou kang ning ‘good fortune and health be with you’).


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, AD 1600–1630

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 147 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.44, no.A653, pl.VII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.63, no.A653 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.653

Round, box-shaped incense burner. Four pierced cash motif roundels on the sides and also on top. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus and leaves on lower half and lotus and porcelain waterweeds alternating with chrysanthemum in reserve against blue ground on upper half. Inscription on base.

Round, box-shaped incense burner. Four pierced cash motif roundels on the sides and also on top. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus and leaves on lower half and lotus and porcelain waterweeds alternating with chrysanthemum in reserve against blue ground on upper half. Inscription on base.

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