Porcelain tripod censer of ancient bronze form. Two tall strap handles which curve outward. Underglaze blue with mythical beasts and auspicious emblems on each of the lobes. Blue parallel lines on mouth rim, lobes and handles.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 127 millimetres
- Diameter: 140 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Tripod incense burner with mythical beast and auspicious emblems
The form of this incense burner is based on an ancient bronze ritual vessel. Each side is decorated in underglaze blue with a mythical beast and auspicious emblems.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1644
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Object reference number: RRC39531
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