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incense-burner

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.607

  • Description

    Porcelain incense burner of cylindrical form with three low feet. Dated

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1655
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 177 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        The disciples of Huangdaojun of She county in Huizhou prefecture of Jiangnan are happy to donate four incense burners to the Hall of the Three Religions in Jiningzhou as a prayer for peace and happiness for the people of both sides of the river. Made to order, in the first autumn month of the yiwei year of the Shunzhi period [AD 1655] of the Great Qing dynasty.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 1655Room 95 label text:

    PDF C607

    Incense burner with dated inscription


    This cylindrical incense burner is painted in underglaze blue with dragons chasing a large flaming pearl. The dedicatory inscription is written within a tablet which rests on a lotus flower. It has been translated: ‘The disciples of Huangdaojun of She county in Huizhou prefecture of Jiangnan are happy to donate four incense burners to the Hall of the Three Religions in Jiningzhou as a prayer for peace and happiness for the people of both sides of the river. Made to order, in the first autumn month of the yiwei year of the Shunzhi period [AD 1655] of the Great Qing dynasty.’


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1655

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 206 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.74, no.C607 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.81, no.80 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 126-127, no. 54 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp100-101, no.C607 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh10

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.607


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