Incense Container

Incense Container
Ceramic,with Cochin-Chinese (green and yellow) glaze over carved design of acquatic motifs
Chinese,Ming dynasty, 16th century
Gift of Ii Family

Although it was commonly believed in the Edo period that Cochin ware was produced in Jiaozhi (Vietnam), more recent studies have identified southern China as their place of origin. This incense box is decorated with an embossed design of fish and shellfish among rocks and waves.

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