This object is currently on display in room 107 as part of Tablescapes: Designs for Dining. This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

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Drawing, Design for an Incense Burner, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is graphite, pen and black, brown ink, black crayon on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The urn form, anthemia decoration, and heraldic birds in this drawing show the strong identification of the new French republic with the classical era.

This object was catalogued by Carey Gibbons. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

41 × 27.6 cm (16 1/8 × 10 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasburg lily with pendant beehive

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Incense Burner, late 18th century; France; graphite, pen and black, brown ink, black crayon on cream paper; 41 × 27.6 cm (16 1/8 × 10 7/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-153

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.

This object has no known Copyright restrictions.

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