Chinese collection

Item LL 6636

Accession no: LL 6636
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Incense burner
Materials: Earthenware with overglazed enamel decoration
Place made: Jiangxi province, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty, 14th Century
Measurements: H. 36.8 cm

Description: Incense burner, of heavy pottery, formed as a tripod vessel, modelled with dragons and flowers in relief, and supported on three short feet modelled with masks, the whole coloured turquoise, purple, and brown.

Provenance
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 106, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £42; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 29A.