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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in cobalt blue and coloured enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case I, shelf 3

Physical description

Incense burner of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. Cylindrical, with three small feet. Above each foot is a roundel painted with Arabic inscriptions in blue on a red ground; the three roundels are separated by designs of a lotus flowers amid foliage in blue, green and yellow, outlined in black.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1573-1620 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in cobalt blue and coloured enamels


Height: 9.2 cm, Diameter: 13.7 cm

Descriptive line

Incense burner with Arabic inscriptions in the roundels, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Production Note

from label




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Foliage; Inscriptions


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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