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Title

Incense burner

circa 1715-1720

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1715-1720
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    10.8 x 10.0 x 8.7 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.53
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

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    The porcelain body is the light, off-white Böttger paste in use before c1725. Figures of this type (known at the time as ‘Pagods’) were among the first figures produced at Meissen, imitating oriental originals in the collection of Augustus the Strong. The mouth and ears are pierced, permitting the figure to be used as an incense burner. The blue and green enamels on this example are similar to those developed in the Dresden workshop of Johann Georg Funcke in the period before 1720 and it seems plausible that the decoration was applied in this workshop.

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    Referenced in 2 publications

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