A fine 18th century antique Chinese bronze tripod incense burner with carved wood stand, of small size, the bronze vessel finely cast in archaistic "Ding" form, the circular body cast in low relief with three panels of "Taotie" masks on key-fret ground separated by raised vertical flanges, the top rim flanked by a pair of vertical looped handles, supported on three cylindrical legs, the metal of deep chocolate-brown with attractive reddish hue to some areas. Comes with an old and nicely carved hardwood stand in the form of a lotus leaf.
DATE : Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century.
MARK : no mark or signature.
SIZE : approximately 6" (15 cm) high to the top of handle and including the stand, 4 3/8" (11 cm) wide across handles.
CONDITION : the bronze vessel in perfect condition with original unpolished patina, minor wear and tear commensurate with age. The wooden stand not very well fitted with the cense and slightly uneven, but in very good condition with some small old chips only. No other damages or repairs noted.
SHIPPING : Inclusive.