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Incense burner: C.293-1934

Object information


Unknown (Pottery)


Stoneware incense burner in the form of a squat bowl on four legs with a flat square base, the bowl bearing the head of a lion dog, and its tail. Thrown, turned and hand-built. Dark brown glaze with natural ash deposits in the kiln. Bronze cover, pierced with peony decoration.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.70 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Seto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


17th century or earlier
Momoyama period (1573-1615) / Edo period (1615-1868)
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

Components of the work

Cover composed of bronze ( bronze cover is pierced with peony decoration.) Diameter 8.50 cm Height 2.20 cm
Burner composed of glaze ( dark brown) stoneware Diameter 13.70 cm Height 9.10 cm
Base Diameter 6.10 cm
Rim Diameter 8.70 cm

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Hand-built Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.293-1934
Primary reference Number: 166468
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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