A White-glazed DING Hollowed-out Floral-patterned Incense Burner

Northern Song Dynasty

  • Medium:Porcelain
  • Year:Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)
  • Size:Height 15.30 cm, Lid Diameter 12.30 cm, Rim Diameter 11.00 cm, Foot Diameter 10.04 cm


With a plump-rim lid, the incense burner has a globular body perfectly matched up the upper half-sphere lid and the other half-sphere belly.

The vault of the lid is carved with openwork , also resembling geometric four-petal design to let the incense smoke drifting out. The burner’s body is attached to the girdled waist and a short neck, supported on a splayed pedestal formed in the shape of a compressed bronze bell and carved with openwork of begonia-shaped pattern along with embossed rings. The exterior of the burner is covered in white glaze; while the interior is exposed.

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