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Chinese Xuande Mark Bronze Censer - 16/17th C Ming

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1700: Item # 1094587
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A beautiful Chinese antique bronze censer (天雞爐)from the 16/17th century Ming dynasty. It has well formed shape with simplicity. The phoenix (天雞)head on each side. A hard to find good patina with beautiful shine. A six character Xuande Mark on the underside. Perfect size for scholar's desktop. Very good condition for it's age with one minor repair on the rim and small dents. It is 12 cm between each phoenix head, and 6.35 cm in height. Weight: 524 g. Good weight for its size.

Reference: [大明宣德爐總論],page 174, pic 192.