Japanese, Hizen - Incense Burner, about 1821-1860

Japanese, Hizen

Incense Burner with Scene of Figures Playing a Game and Cover with Perforated Floral Design, about 1821-1860

Porcelain, 8.3 x 7.9 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)


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Possibly a gift from a Mr. Charles Boyden, by 1915.


Inscribed in pencil on the visiting card of Mr. Charles Boyden (U17e78) in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand (kept inside the incense burner): Nieu Tchu - Tai Hising / Made in the period Tao--kouang, in the dynasty of the Tsing (1821-1850). 

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