c1820 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks


A good looking, Ming Dynasty style, brass coloured twin handled bronze censer, with tripod feet, in good condition.

The censer appears to be cast as 3 pieces (dish bottom with feet – neck – top collar with handles), that have been joined together. This is unlike later models which are spun from a single piece of bronze. The base carries the six character reign mark of the Xuande emperor (1426-1435) but this item was made later, possibly during the reign of the Jaiqing emperor (1796 to 1820). The condition is good, with minor surface bumps and abrasions.

Size: 12 x 8.5 cm
Weight: 442 g