Superb 18th C Chinese Silver Wire Inlaid Bronze Censer
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1800: item # 352269
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Kevin's Fine Oriental Art
United Kingdom / Hong Kong
By Appointment Only
Tel: (852) 93080250
A fine quality and rare 18th century antique Chinese silver inlaid bronze tripod incense burner and wooden cover, well cast and supported on three tall cylindrical legs with sides rising to a lipped rim topped with two upright loop handles, finely worked allover in silver-wires with 'taotie' masks and 'leiwen' patterns, the bronze metal of very fine even dark-brown color retaining its original patina. The custom made wooden cover (possibly 19th century) is also a works of art with superb carving and piercing of fruiting branches and flowers. A wooden stand also included.
DATE : Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century.
MARK : no base mark or signature.
SIZE : approximately 8 1/2" high without cover or stand, 5 1/2" across handles.
CONDITION : excellent condition with a small repair to one leg (see last image) only, the cover is perfect, no chips, no cracks, and no repairs.
SHIPPING : Inclusive.