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Incense burner with lid and liner

Incense burner with lid and liner

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded porcelain with applied reliefs, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:

    C.238 to B-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case N, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Incense burner and lid of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. The lid has a silver lining. Moulded in the form of a peach, with branches bearing foliage and smaller peaches and a bat applied in relief. The outside is painted with the view of a temple and other buildings, the inside with a scene of two figures standing beside two pine-trees, and another small landscape. The silver lining has two openings pierced in the form of bats.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


1750-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Moulded porcelain with applied reliefs, painted in underglaze blue


Height: 9.2 cm, Diameter: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Incense burner with lid and silver liner, porcelain painted in underglaze blue; Japan, Arita kilns, Edo period, 1750-1850

Labels and date

Box and cover in form of a peach with a bat
With silver lining for use as an incense burner.
JAPANESE (ARITA); mid 19th century
C.238 to B-1910

Given by Lt.-Col. K. Dingwall, D.S.O., through the National Art-Collections Fund [as at 2005]




Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Figures; Buildings; Landscapes; Trees, Pine; Peaches


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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