19th century, Porcelain
A White Porcelain Incense Burner Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th century Height: 11.5 cm 백자 사괘 무늬 향로 An incense burner was used to eliminate the negative energy as the traditional custom of Buddhism. This blueish white porcelain incense burner represents the remained Buddhist culture during the Joseon period which was ruled by the doctrine of Neo-Confucianism. Most of the parts of this incense burner are designed with the geometrical holes except the undecorated main body of the burner. The cover of the burner is expressed with the organised square and round holes, and the two handles of the well-rounded body of the burner are slightly rose up to the outwards. The angled foot, which is also decorated with geometrical holes, is gently supported the incense burner.