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Burner, Incense, Lid, D82.3285

Physical Description

Bronze and enamel. Combined incense burner and holder. In form of a lotus flower. Full flower forms burner with bronze outer petals, green enamel plate and red enamel (outside) and green (inside) half-opened petals. Fitted with bronze lid with shishi (lion) on top. Red and white enamel lotus bud forms incense holder. Hinge on top half-bud for opening. Another two green enamel leaves. All these joined with bronze stalks to handle - green enamel with 'sleeve' of turquoise enamel decorated with red and white buds at end. Other end has inverted leaf of green enamel at base (for balance).

Provenance

presented through the National Art Collections Fund
Locality:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 180 x 420 x 260mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Incense burner): 125 x 420 x 260mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Lid): 64 x 78 x 80mm

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