Jul 23, 2015
Jul 23, 2015

Cover for Incense Burner

Cover for Incense Burner

late 1800s

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Gilt bronze

Diameter of mouth: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); Overall: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Gift of Hiroshi Hirota 1972.88.b

Location

Description

This incense burner emulates Chinese porcelain in its glaze and form. A number of prominent ceramicists of the Meiji period explored classical Chinese forms and glazes, even as they also produced stoneware with Japanese-style glazes.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Gilt bronze

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