Tripod incense burner

Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Longquan ware
H x Diam: 10.4 × 14 cm (4 1/8 × 5 1/2 in)
China, Zhejiang province, Longquan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Incense burner

China, green glaze, incense, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance research underway.

This type of censer, with its raised flanges, is modeled after the ancient bronze vessel form li and was a popular Longquan item. The intended market included Chinese scholars who appreciated archaistic styles of ceramic vessels. Many examples were also shipped to Japan, where they became prized objects in Buddhist temples and warrior households.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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