Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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incense burner
  • Japan
  • incense burner, late 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.8 x 7.6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 5/8 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1607

Cylindrical shaped, porcelain incense burner with three small feet. It is decorated with blue underglaze of a scene with a pine tree and one boy with a fan. The glaze is finely crackled with a creamy tint, but it has a glass texture.