incense burner

Tripod incense burner with depressed globular body, long neck and flattened rim. It stands on three moulded legs. Two long curled strap handles on each side. Two studs applied on lower neck in opposite direction. The marble pattern of this incense burner is created by blending two clays of contrasting colours, in this case brown and beige, a technique which was first introduced in the Tang dynasty, 618-907.

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