Incense burner

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Style
Probably Zhangzhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 12.9 x 17.8 cm (5 1/16 x 7 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Sherry Peters Matz and children
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1994.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
China, incense, peony, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance, Zhangzhou ware
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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 6, Louise Cort, February 9, 2011, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Sherry Peter Matz

Label

This incense burner, probably made for use in a temple, was found in Indonesia. In its use of celadon glaze over a porcelain rather than stoneware body, it distantly echoes the wares made at the imperial workshop in Jingdezhen, but this object is obviously of lesser quality and a mass-produced, commercial ware. It may have been made at a private workshop in Jingdezhen, but other ceramic centers in coastal southern China also produced similar objects.

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