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Antique Chinese 17th Century Ming Dynasty Bronze Tripod Censer

Antique Chinese 17th Century Ming Dynasty Bronze Tripod Censer


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Antique Chinese bronze censer (incense burner) in the form of the tripod vessel Li Ding with cover and rosewood stand, Ming dynasty (first half of the 17th-century).

The compressed globular body with a waisted neck and everted rim flanked by a pair of beast masks, set with upright bail handles, supported on three tall tapering conical legs.

The rounded sides are adorned with two panels; one is engraved on a punched ground with a horned qilin, birds, and two Lohans within the floral patterns. The other panel is engraved on a punched ground with two phoenix birds surrounded by peonies flowers. The domed pierced cover is topped with a Buddhist Lion. The censer comes with its rosewood stand finely carved in openwork with scrolls and the central medallion carved with a dragon head.

CONDITION: In good condition considering its age to be approximately 400 years old. It shows its age and uses. One of the legs of the wooden stand cracked and reglued.

MEASUREMENTS:

Height, including the stand: 28 cm (11 inches).

Height without the stand: 23cm (9 inches).

Width mask to mask: 20 cm (7.9 inches)

Weight without the wooden stand: 1.600 kg (3.5 lb).

Antique Chinese 17th Century Ming Dynasty Bronze Tripod Censer Incense Burner

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