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Incense burner - National Museum of Asian Art

Incense burner

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th-early 20th century
  • Geography

    Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 12.9 x 17.8 cm (5 1/16 x 7 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Thick-walled cylindrical incense burner. Translucent light green celadon glaze, except for the lowest part of the footrim and inside the foot, which are unglazed. On the outer surface, an incised simplified peony design framed by a trellis pattern border above and a hatched border below.
  • Provenance

    From 1971-1975 to 1994
    Sherry Peters Matz, Arlington, VA, acquired in Indonesia in 1971-1975 [1]
    From 1994
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Sherry Peters Matz and children in 1994
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 6, Louise Cort, February 9, 2011, in the object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Sherry Peter Matz
  • Origin

    Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Sherry Peters Matz and children
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