Tripod incense burner

The incense burner has a bulbous body, two opposing ear-shaped handles, and three legs in the shape of elephant heads. The vessel is creme colored and has a crackled glaze. The domed lid consists of a dark wood with a carved green stone finial.

Porcelain small tripod incense burner, with two loop handles on side (one repaired), high elephant-head legs. Coated with an unctuous creamy glaze. a=tripod, b=cover, c=stand.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Porcelain with ivory glaze; wooden stand and wooden lid with green stone finial
Style
Dehua ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12.1 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Dehua
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1991.77a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
China, Dehua ware, incense, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

The incense burner has a bulbous body, two opposing ear-shaped handles, and three legs in the shape of elephant heads. The vessel is creme colored and has a crackled glaze. The domed lid consists of a dark wood with a carved green stone finial.

Porcelain small tripod incense burner, with two loop handles on side (one repaired), high elephant-head legs. Coated with an unctuous creamy glaze. a=tripod, b=cover, c=stand.

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