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Chinese Cloisonné Incense Burner with Openwork

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Incense Burner with Openwork, c. 1600-1644
Enamel on Copper
4 1/8 in. x 6 in. x 6 in. (10.48 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.3.41

A marking on the foot forms from the embryonic forms of yin and yang. There is also a "Property of Scripps College" label on the bottom.

Multicolored enamels on a gilded copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonné incense burner with an openwork lid and tripod human figure legs supporting the burner. The lid is topped with a fu dog figure, and the burner has two handles at the sides. The decoration is executed in multicolored enamels on a blue field. The object appears to be a product of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) of the 17th century.

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