A Pale Yellow-glazed GE Incense Burner in the Style of Archaic

Southern Song Dynasty

  • Medium:Porcelain
  • Year:Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)
  • Size:Height 14.50 cm, Ear Distance 13.30 cm, Foot Height 5.00cm


The incense burner is potted with a closing opening, a plump flat rim and a pair of symmetrical half-ring handles attached on the rim and tilted slightly outward; its neck is broadened and turns into bulging belly; a ring of ridge line runs horizontally at the upper part of the body. It is supported on a round bottom and three tapering hollow column feet which are not sealed at tips, leaving its brown biscuit exposed. Five spur marks are evenly distributed in the bottom. It is fully covered in pale yellow glaze of soft gloss with delicate tiny crackles all over the body.

Existing porcelain wares from kiln GE mostly include common objects like bowls, cups, dishes, brush-washers, as well as those imitating archaic ritual bronze wares of Shang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty, including Ding, Gui, Gu, Hu, etc., which are usually produced in a reduced form and used as incense burner or vase. This unique object perfectly reflects the archaic trend prevailing among the upper class at that time.

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