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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.422
  • Catalogue No.: 383
  • Object type: Incense burner and cover
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 9.0 cm, D. 10.0 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Incense burner and cover. Rounded sides, flaring rim, flat lid. On body, two loop handles from stalks of peony sprays finely modelled in high relief. Cluster of moulded peonies and pomegranates crowns lid, which is pierced with two holes. Red enamel with gold. Around body, peony buds.pomegranates and leaves picked out in red and gold, with border of flower and leaf ornament above foot and gold line around edge of lid. Central hole and square mark from screw head on base.

    Gilt-bronze mount.

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