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Perfume burner

  • Place of origin:

    Satsuma (made)
    Yokohama (decorated)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted in overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted in overglaze enamels


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


Earthenware; Stoneware


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

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


Ceramics; Earthenware


East Asia Collection

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