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Longquan porcelain incense jar in the form of a Han period bronze lian, with upright sides and three feet. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are three raised lines above the base and below the rim, with three moulded lotus sprays around the body.

Longquan porcelain incense jar in the form of a Han period bronze lian, with upright sides and three feet. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are three raised lines above the base and below the rim, with three moulded lotus sprays around the body.

Longquan porcelain incense jar in the form of a Han period bronze lian, with upright sides and three feet. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are three raised lines above the base and below the rim, with three moulded lotus sprays around the body.

Incense burner with lotus bouquets, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1368, Stoneware, porcelain-type, with applied decoration and celadon glaze, Longquan ware 龍泉窯; Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省,龍泉地區. Height: 104 millimetres. Diameter: 147 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art (1952 – 2007). PDF.235. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum

Longquan porcelain incense jar in the form of a Han period bronze lian, with upright sides and three feet. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are three raised lines above the base and below the rim, with three moulded lotus sprays around the body.

This three-legged incense burner is in the form of an ancient ritual bronze food vessel called a lian. It is decorated with three incised lines around the rim and above the base and with three sprig-moulded lotus bouquets applied around the body before covering in a celadon glaze. 

Bibliography: Medley, Margaret, Volume 7: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 7 of 12, Tokyo, Kodansha ltd, 1975, Monochrome pl. 41

Pierson, Stacey, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art: A Guide to the Collection, London, SOAS, Univeristy of London, 2002, p.11, no.235

Medley, Margaret, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1977, p.22, no.56

Pierson, Stacey, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997, p.32, no.235

Hobson, R L; Hetherington, A L, The Art of the Chinese Potter, London, 1923, pl. LXVI