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Perfume burner

  • Place of origin:

    Satsuma (made)
    Yokohama (decorated)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted in overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:

    30&LID-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Perfume burner with lid, earthenware, with globular body, round foot, and five monster heads round the neck holding rings with their tongues. The body painted with a dragon appearing to two armed horsemen, and a demon pursued by another armed man on foot; the foot and neck of the vase are another armed man on foot; the foot and neck of the vase are ornamented with fret and floral pattern; the lid is surmounted by the flower and leaves of the chrysanthemum.

Place of Origin

Satsuma (made)
Yokohama (decorated)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm, Diameter: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Perfume burner with lid, earthenware painted in overglaze enamels; Japan, made in Satsuma, decorated in Yokohama, Edo/Meiji period, 19th century

Materials

Earthenware; Stoneware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemum; Demons; Frets (patterns); Horsemen; Floral patterns; Dragons

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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