鏤空香薰爐

唐代

d. 15 厘米

出處
中國瓷器公司,紐約,1990 年之前
香港 松心閣

像這樣的鏤空爐可以追溯到戰國時期。這種造型在隋朝以白瓷的形式重新出現,在唐朝以三彩器的形式出現。不過,用石雕製作的鏤空香爐非常罕見。

這種器物據說是暖手器,或者是專門用來給衣服灑香水的香薰。根據隋朝人物的描述,此類物品由宮女雙手抱在胸前,通常與一群手持樂器等其他物品的宮女在一起。

A Large Statile Openwork Censor

Tang Dynasty
d. 15 cm

Provenance
Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, before 1990
Lam’s Gallery, Hong Kong

Openwork censor like this dates back to the warring state period. Such shape re-emerged in Sui Dynasty in the form of white porcelain wares, and in Tang Dynasty in the form of Sancai wares. However, it is very rare for openwork censor to be made from stone carvings.

Such object is said to be hand warmer, or censor used specially for perfuming clothes. According to Sui Dynasty figures, such items are held by court ladies with both hands in front of the chest, normally with a group of other court ladies holding other items such as musical instruments.

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