Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Incense Burner with Peacock and Peony

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
15th–16th century
Iron with silver inlay
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); L. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
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.

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