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Incense Burner

1662-1722 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Porcelain incense burner, bombe form, painted in famille verte enamels and gilt with two scenes, one showing the God of longevity seated on a stag with ju-i and a boy attendant, receiving homage of the Eight Immortals; the other with the Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove. Matched with a contemporary stand and cover of wood carved in openwork.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Incense Burner
  • Lid
  • Stand
Brief Description
Incense burner, porcelain painted in famille verte enamels and gilt, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign period, 1662-1722
Physical Description
Porcelain incense burner, bombe form, painted in famille verte enamels and gilt with two scenes, one showing the God of longevity seated on a stag with ju-i and a boy attendant, receiving homage of the Eight Immortals; the other with the Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove. Matched with a contemporary stand and cover of wood carved in openwork.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.2cm
  • Diameter: 24.8cm
Styles
Gallery Label
Incense burner Kangxi reign period 1662-1722 The Eight Immortals, here gathering around Shou Lao, can be recognised by their attributes: fan, sword and fly-whisk, gourd and crutch, flute, flower basket, fish drum, lotus and a pair of beaters. Porcelain painted in coloured enamels Jingdezhen kilns, south China Museum no. Circ.326-1931(2009)
Object history
The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove is a literary and convivial club which flourished about 275 A.D.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.326-1931

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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