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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.669
  • Catalogue No.: 272
  • Object type: Incense burner and cover
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon style, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1680-1700
  • Dimensions: H. 16.2 cm, D. 8.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Incense burner and cover. Rounded sides, everted flat petalled rim. Three moulded cabriole legs, two square handles. Flat cover with three perforations and central knob moulded in form of peach and leaves. Strong red, yellow, blue, green and black enamels. On cover, two sprays of fruiting pomegranate within three concentric red circles. Border of lappets alternating in red, green and blue round rim of bowl. Two sprays of fruiting pomegranate round sides.

    The shape was imitated in Meissen, see the example in the Ashmolean Museum, WA 1974,268 (Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pl. 305), and Shono, 1973, pl. 131, for an example in Schloss Lustheim.

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