Design for an incense boat

Inventory number: CVH 365/7
Bollaert & Moortgat

On the left-hand half of the sheet, there is a drawing of an incense boat, on a small foot with a handle that curls inwards, and decorated with a sort of shell motif and foliage. Depicted above the boat is the hanger for the incense holder. On the right-hand half, there is a drawing of the incense holder: it is narrow at the bottom, widening in the middle and becoming narrower again at the top. It is closed with a small lid with holes in it. The decoration on the left side of the holder is slightly different from that on the right.


Michel Verberckt




Brown ink on paper


242 x 311 mm

Marks :

Dedication at the top of the page, in the middle; inscription left, under the incense vessel; inscription top right next to the censer; inscription left next to the censer, written along the slope of the base; inscription on the reverse.


Plantin-Moretus-Museum, Antwerp