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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 pen and black, brown ink, black crayon, graphite 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 donated by Advisory Council. 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; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and black, brown ink, black crayon, graphite 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

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