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Heavy Bronze Chinese Censer with Xuande Mark, Qing Dynasty

Heavy Bronze Chinese Censer with Xuande Mark, Qing Dynasty

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1910: Item # 1379993

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Of simple compressed ovoid form, but heavy in weight for its size The censor has an upright rim on a high shoulder and a body tapering sharply inward to a tall foot. The recessed base bears the six character Xuande mark in raised relief against a minutely pounced ground within a rectangular recess. The piece has a deep, rich, golden brown patina with greenish highlights.

7 3/4" diameter x 2 3/4" tall. weighs 5 lb 5.4 oz

There is one small ding on one side (see photo). Although the patina is generally intact, the edges of the footring and the edges of the mark are bit brighter. They show signs of having been cleaned once or from somethings rubbing against it.

A very heavy classically-shaped censer with an absolutely gorgeous patina.