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清中期 掐絲琺瑯鷄形香薰
Incense Burner in the Shape of a Rooster

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Cloisonné enamel on copper
Dimensions:
H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
Classification:
Cloisonné
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward G. Kennedy, 1929
Accession Number:
29.110.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
A symbol of diligence and fortune, the rooster is a particularly popular Chinese decorative motif. This incense burner has an ingenious design: the hollow body houses the burning incense and the detachable wings serve as the lid, with several small openings on the wings allowing the fragrant smoke to escape.
Edward Guthrie Kennedy , New York (until 1929)
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