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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with <i>qingbai</i> glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor E. V. Lee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 6

Physical description

Incense burner of porcelain, covered with a qingbai glaze. With round globular body, tall neck everting to flattened mouthrim and three small feet. Two small square lug handles on the mouth. Abstract asymmetrical decoration on the body and feet. The body is granular white porcelain which has oxidised red in places, the glaze thick with a pronounced bluish tinge, which has run into a welt round the base and shows signs of having flowed over the firing support. Irregular oval firing rising marks visible on the base. The piece is carelessly fashioned, a piece of 'popular' ware.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with qingbai glaze


Height: 9 cm

Descriptive line

Qingbai ware. Incense burner, porcelain with a qingbai glaze; China (Jingdezhen), Yuan dynasty, 14th century






Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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