A very fine and large 17th / 18th century late Ming or early Qing dynasty Chinese bronze incense burner with carved wood cover and stand, the square form bronze vessel “Fang Ding” finely cast to each side of the body with "Taotie" mask reserved on key-fret ground, center of each panel and corners with vertical ridges in high relief, a pair of upright looped handles to top rim, and supported on four cylindrical legs, the metal of deep dark chocolate-brown tone and superb original unpolished patina. Comes with an old custom made hardwood stand and a finely carved and pierced wooden cover, both of fine quality workmanship.
DATE : Chinese, late Ming / early Qing Dynasty, 17th / 18th Century.
MARK : no mark or signature.
SIZE : the censer alone approximately 9 1/2" (24 cm) high to the top of the handle; 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) x 5 3/4" (14.5 cm) wide. Overall height including stand and cover is about 12 1/4" (31 cm).
CONDITION : the bronze censer is in perfect condition with appropriate wear commensurate with age. Wooden cover and stand also in excellent condition; top of the cover finial probably missing a small element together with a few minor age hairlines around places only. No any other damages or repairs noted.
SHIPPING : Inclusive.