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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    China (north, made)

  • Date:

    1279-1368 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pinkish stoneware with white slip and red and white marbling

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. H. D. S. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Incense burner, of squat form with high, round neck and flattened rim with upturned edge. Stands on three small feet. Made of pinkish-red stoneware, the lower portion of the outside bearing a wash of chalky-white slip. Where body is exposed on the damaged foot it shows pale pinkish-red, which fires to a darker brick red. The inside is unslipped. The upper portion of the body bears a wash of darker red slip, marbled with white.

Place of Origin

China (north, made)


1279-1368 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Pinkish stoneware with white slip and red and white marbling


Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter: 9 cm, Diameter: 7.9 cm rim

Descriptive line

Incense burner, pinkish stoneware with white slip and red and white marbling; north China, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Production Note



Stoneware; Slip


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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