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|Collection:||Applied Art - Asian|
|Date:||1821 - 1850|
Censers were used for burning incense during rituals. Ash was added to the bowl, then incense burners were stuck into the ash. This released a pleasant fragrance.
The two handles of this censer look like a dragon, the most supreme mythological beast in Chinese culture. The dragon has nine sons. In China it is said that one son always stays on ceramic objects as a handle.
|Franklin Bequest, 2006.|