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Incense burner
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period 1522-1566

stoneware, wood, crystal
(a-b) 27.5 × 15.4 × 14.8 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
incised (in Chinese characters) outside upper rim: (made in the reign of Jiajing of Ming dynasty)
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Archaic form, three lobed body and tripod feet modelled with stylized angular facing dragons on each section, short neck with extended rim with key-fret band and inscription, under turquoise blue glaze. Chipping at rim. Lid: domed, with open work 'good luck' rui symbols and crystal bamboo knob