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Finely Cast Bronze Censer with Old Repair

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1140842 (stock# 362AOG)

Finely Cast Bronze Censer with Old Repair
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$285 

This finely cast bronze parcel-gilt censer with an old repair is crafted to show its age which is estimated at early Qing Dynasty.[88A] Loop handles issuing from the dragon mask were cast cire perdue on the bombe-shaped censer. Sharp, shallow abbreviated decorative motifs between the fillets are within the cavetto.[151B] Commemorative Ming Dynasty Nien Hao of Hsuan Te (1426-1435) is cast in the bottom in gilded relief against a dark background.[72C, 32D] This bronze incense burner appears to h ...click for details


Chinese Bronze Hsiang Lu, Incense Burner

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1137567 (stock# 355AOG)

Chinese Bronze Hsiang Lu, Incense Burner
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$225 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique bronze hsiang lu is probably a 19th Century copy of a familiar 18th Century bronze bombe censer (ornamental bulbous container for burning incense).[25B, 151C] The incense burner has twin Buddhistic lion handles. Beginning in the Shang Dynasty (1766-1027 B.C.) similar cast vessels that were functional (food vessels) and ones used for rituals as highly decorated bombes have been found.[144D] During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Chinese bronze workers develop ...click for details

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