Incense Burner (lid)

Incense Burner (lid)

late 1800s

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Gilded 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



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

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Gilded bronze

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