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Sculpture (Palace Censer) - Palace Censer

Palace Censer

  • Object:

    Sculpture (Palace Censer)

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Xing, Liangkun (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Xing Liangkun

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The salient feature of this ceramic sculpture is the chains of movable rings.The title of the piece, 'palace censer', refers to this feature. Xing Liangkun built this sculptural form in sections, then joined them together before firing. He had to make a special preparation so that the glazed rings would not fuse together during the firing.

Physical description

Fantastic shape comprises double-sphere body linked by waisted section with applied spheres of clay. Hand-built in sections and then luted together before firing. Transparent glaze with splashes of red and green glazes.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1999 (made)


Xing, Liangkun (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, glazed


Height: 67 cm, Width: 47 cm

Descriptive line

Stoneware with ceramic chains, multi-layered spheres and coloured glazes, by Xing Liangkun, ca. 1999.




East Asia Collection

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