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Incense burner with lid: C.729 & A-2016

Object information


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Porcelain incense burner and cover. Painted in red, green, blue and yellow enamels with grey-creamish glaze. The moulded square box stands on four feet and has a pierced cover, which is surmounted by a lion.
Underneath an apocryphal Chinese Ming imperial Wanli mark.

Legal notes

Given by Professor David McMullen

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016) by McMullen, David


Edo Period (1615-1868)
18th century
1700 - 1799

Components of the work


Materials used in production

grey-cream Glaze Enamel Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding Enamelling

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Chinese Ming imperial Wanli mark
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.729 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208858
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Audit data

Created: Friday 20 May 2016 Updated: Friday 14 February 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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