Incense Burner with Peacock and Peony, Iron with silver inlay, China

Incense Burner with Peacock and Peony

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
15th–16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Iron with silver inlay
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); L. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth V. Cockcroft, by exchange, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.473a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inlaid silver mark with six characters "da ming xuande nianzhi (made in the year of Xuande [1426–35], Ming dynasty)" on base

(on the base of the incese burner) 大明宣德年製
(label on storage box) 大明宣德西藏德格製錯銀生鐵方爐
[ K.Y. Fine Art , Hong Kong, until 2006; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.