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c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks
  • c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks

c1720 Chinese Bronze Censer with Ming Xuande Marks

Price:

£1,200.00


Product Description

A good quality original antique Chinese bronze shallow censer with tripod feet and loop handles.

It has on the base the 4 character mark of the Ming dynasty Emperor Xuande (1425 – 1435), although it is later, probably, Kangxi (1661 – 1722), in the Qing dynasty. A lot of censers of this period tend to have earlier Ming Dynasty marks, particularly Xuande. It has a nice polished finish, which belies its age. The inside shows the multi piece mould marks and the underside of the handles have the long file marks. The condition is very good.

A censer is a vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services. The main purposes of incense burners include fumigating clothing, for sacrifice and to keep a cheerful and tranquil mind during reading, because the ancient Chinese believed incense was beneficial for study, by appeasing the spirit and inspiring the mind.

Size: 16.75 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm (6 5/8 x 6 ½ x 4 1/8 inches)
Weight: 951 g

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