A classic incense burner demonstrating the later tradition of rich decoration in Vietnamese ceramic production. The piece includes appliquéd decorations, cream-colored glaze and an assembly of various parts. Many of the known incense burners from this period are so close in style that they must have come from the same workshop, or perhaps even the same potter.

Incense Burner with Phoenix, Dragon, Sun and Cloud Motifs

Vietnam

17th century

  • Titles Incense Burner with Phoenix, Dragon, Sun and Cloud Motifs (Descriptive)
  • Medium glazed stoneware
  • Dimensions 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (31.8 x 24.1 x 13 cm)
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with funds provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama Chapter, in honor of Mr. William M. Spencer III, and general acquisition funds, AFI.6.2008
  • Work Type incense burner
  • Classification Containers
  • On View