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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    early 8th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Gulland Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.86-1950

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 3

Physical description

Incense burner of white earthenware with white slip covered with yellow-green lead glazes outside, and with almost colourless glaze inside. Cylindrical with square lip and horizontal ribbing; supported on three curved paw feet. Derived from an earlier bronze shape (lian).

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

early 8th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with coloured lead glazes

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Incense burner derived from an earlier bronze shape (lian), earthenware with coloured lead glazes; China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Production Note

Label

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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