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Incense burner and lid

Incense burner and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Hirado (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with applied and pierced decoration, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    C.217-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Incense burner and lid of porcelain. Bulbous body pierced with two shaped panels of open geometrical trelliswork, over which are applied two figures of dragons modelled in high relief. The middle of the domed cover is similarly pierced. The remaining surfaces of both body and cover are painted with clouds in underglaze blue. The former is supported on three feet in the form of monster's heads.

Place of Origin

Hirado (made)

Date

1900-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with applied and pierced decoration, painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Incense burner and lid, porcelain with applied and pierced decoration, painted in underglaze blue; Japan, Hirado kilns, Meiji period, 1900-1910

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Applied work; Pierced; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Dragons

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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