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Porcelain Burner with Fish-shaped Handles
Porcelain Burner with Fish-shaped Handles
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This incense burner is one of the finest porcelains from the Ge kiln of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Although many imitations were created in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties (1271-1644), none can compare with this masterpiece. The burner imitates the shape of a bronze gui vessel (a food container without cover or handle), which is an ceremonial object that appeared in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (16th century BCE-221 BCE). This simple and elegant object has two symmetrical fish-shaped handles, a foot ring, and an S-shaped body with contracting mouth and round belly. The body is covered with lighter blue glaze with a crackle pattern called "gold threads and iron lines", which enhances the porcelain. On the bottom are six round spur-marks.

History of the Object
The Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795) treasured this burner. He composed a poem for it in the spring of 1776 and ordered it carved on the bottom of the burner.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Porcelain 
Measurements
Hight: 9 cm, mouth diameter: 11.8 cm, foot diameter: 9.6 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Ge kiln; China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 10th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
10th Century - 13th Century; Song dynasty (960-1279) 
Function
Burner 
Acquisition
Collection of the Imperial Palace 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Palace Museum 
Museum
The Palace Museum 
Credit line
 

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