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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    Henan (made)

  • Date:

    1271-1368 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 27

The Yuan (1271-1368) is the dynasty when China was ruled by Mongol emperors. Kilns became bigger to take advantage of economy of scale and were managed by competent entrepreneurs. Some kilns active in the preceding decades ceased production, but the Longquan, Jun, Cizhou and Jizhou kilns continued their success. Jingdezhen became an important ceramic producer. Yuan dynasty ceramics are as popular among collectors as their Song dynasty predecessors. This piece is a Jun ware.

Physical description

Jun ware ding-shaped incense burner, with purple splashes

Place of Origin

Henan (made)


1271-1368 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes


Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm

Object history note

Bought from S.M. Franck & Co

Descriptive line

Stoneware incense burner with blue glaze and purple splashes, China, Henan, 1271-1368

Labels and date

Incense burner
Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)
Jun kilns, north China

Stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes
Museum no. C.118-1910 [2007]


Household objects


East Asia Collection

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