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Korean Ritual Incense Burner Joseon Dynasty

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials ceramic
Dimensions
H. 6.5 in; Diam. 6.25 in;
H. 16.51 cm; Diam. 15.88 cm;
Condition Fair. Wear consistent with age and use. a small chip under the lid. General surface wear and patina of smoke residues, spotty losses of glaze (maybe during the making), some surface crackle lines all as shown.
Creation Date 19th century
Description An antique Korean ritual incense burner circa 19th century, late Joseon Dynasty. It was made in Bunwon Kiln in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Do, near Seoul. The ceramic container has a thickly body with white bluish celadon glaze. It is of an archaic Chinese form with rounded base and two ears. Interestingly, the cover features groups of pierced trigram in the shapes of four of the eight Bagua (Palgwae in Korean) symbols: Kan, Li, Dui and Zhen. Incense burner like this has a strong religious significance and was believed to be used on the altar table in the Buddhist temple for worshiping. As a result. the lid still retains heavy smoke residues.
An nearly identical piece is in the collection of Virginia Museum of Fine Art, 2016.25a-b . See last two photos taken by us.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 394064
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