- Museum number
Porcellanous tripod of archaic bronze ding form, with cabriole legs decorated with animal masks, a flanged mouth and two 'bent ear' handles rising from the shoulder. The tripod has dull black glaze. There is a moulded band of debase taotie type round the shoulder. There is an impression on the base.
- Production date
Height: 242 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing 18thC
Room 95 label text:
Incense burner modelled after an ancient bronze
This incense burner is modelled after an ancient Chinese bronze vessel called a ding. It is covered with a matt iron-black glaze. The base has a moulded mark which reads 惜陰書屋珍藏 (Xiyin Shuwu zhencang 'Precious collection of the Cherished Time Library'). Cherished Time Library was the studio name of Wu Gengmei (1758-1825), alias Dengyu, native of Tongcheng, Anhui. He became a metropolitan graduate (jinshi) in 1799 and was later appointed Investigating Censor of the Shandong and Jiangxi Circuits. Like many of his predecessors Wu probably had a number of porcelains made while he was in Jiangxi.
Porcelain with moulded decoration, transparent and matt iron-black glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1800–1825
- On display (G95/dc36/sh1)
- Acquisition notes
- R. L. Hobson 1934 records: From the Summer Palace (Wan Shou Shan), Peking.
PDF card: Imperial Collection, Peking (from the Summer Palace, Wan Shou Shan).
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