Oct 3, 2016
Oct 3, 2016
Oct 3, 2016

Fragrance Container

Fragrance Container

1736–95

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Jade

Overall: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.617.a

Description

In the Qing (1644–1911) dynasty, luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This spinach-green jade incense burner has pierced floral designs and four pierced floral handles. It illustrates the superb carving skills and the creative mind of its accomplished creator, who sought clients on a competitive market

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Jade
Medium: 
Jade

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