An image of Abode of the Immortals; Isles of the Blest censer

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Abode of the Immortals; Isles of the Blest censer

Other titles:
Qingbai ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet), Yingqing ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)
Location
Not on display
Further information

The so-called 'qingbai' (bluish white) ware was popular with local as well as overseas markets. The prototype for this purely Chinese shape is the bronze 'boshanlu' type believed to be a representation of Penglai-shan, the mythical abode of the Daoist Immortals.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.113.

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Song dynasty 960–1279
Year
13th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze
Dimensions
10.0 x 8.4 cm object with stand :
a - lid, 5.5 x 8.4 cm
b - base, 4.7 x 8.4 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
250.1990.a-b