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White-glazed Incense Burner

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White-glazed Incense Burner

Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Height: 10.8 cm
Mouth diameter: 11.8 cm
Foot diameter: 8.5 cm

The round incense burner has straight sides, a raised transverse ridge on the stomach, three legs and a flat bottom. The foot is unglazed with a rough texture. The interior is glazed except the base. The white-glazed exterior is decorated with a text written in brown, meaning “Honorable grandfather Lu Yaoyu and grandmother Lady Zhao, Honorable grandfather Gao Wenbu and grandmother Lady Chen, my Honorable grandfather Zhengzhai and grandmother Lady Lin, written in 1782 (Qianlong 47th year)”.
  According to the inscription, this incense burner was a device used during sacrificial activities.