Tripod incense burner


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With its three straight legs, deep bowl, and two handles, this porcelain echoes the ding, one of the most important forms of ancient Chinese ritual vessel. Ding were used as food and storage vessels and for ritual offerings. Like many ancient Chinese bronzes, ding were symbols of power and authority, and vessels in their shape were made in various materials and were popular with collectors.

Tripod incense burner, Porcelain with crackled green glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

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