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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:

    272-1877

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 6

Physical description

Incense burner of stoneware with clear crackled glaze, painted in enamel colours with a hexagonal pattern, and two medallions in reserve containing a dragon and a bird in gold.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)

Date

ca. 1750-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Seikanji' impressed on base

Dimensions

Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Descriptive line

Incense burner, stoneware with clear glaze over iron decoration on cream slip; Kyoto, Kiyomizu ware; Japanese, Edo period, ca. 1750-1850

Labels and date

INCENSE BURNER
Stoneware with clear crackled glaze and decoration in overglaze enamels and gilt
Mark Seikanji impressed on base
Kyoto, Kiyomizu ware
JAPANESE; c.1750-1850
272-1877 [As at 2005]

Production Note

Made at Kiyomizu, in Kyoto

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Birds; Diaper-work

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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