Chinese bronze censer or incense burner

Chinese bronze censer or incense burner

SKU: F135
$250.00Price

 

Chinese bronze censer or incense burner

 

Description: Incense burner in the form of a small square shrine tapering to an apex with ovoid rotating handle at top; main opening resembling an arabesque style window; small group of perforations make smoke vents on three sides; each side has decoration panels using designs that appear to be based on the taotie motif - stylised versions of mythological creatures that often appear on ritual bronzes vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

 

Origin: China.

 

Materials and method: Cast bronze, patinated.

 

Dimensions: 21 cm H; 12 cm W; the bronze is about 2-3 mm thick.

 

Date of creation: Probably from the first half of the 20th century.

 

Stock no: F135

 

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