An Antique Chinese Gold Plated Bronze Censer 4 Four Character Xuande (ming) Mark
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An Antique Chinese Gold Plated Bronze Censer 4 Four Character Xuande (ming) Mark:
Offered by Helen of Memphis at Market Central Memphis, TN
A largeChinese gold plated ( id by chemical analysis) bronze censer having a recessed based with an apocryphal type four character Xuande (Ming) mark. The vessel is of a low bombe form with loop handles issued below the rim and raised flared top. The gold surface is brighter, more lustrous than gilt bronze. For identical mark please see: Sydney Moss: The second Bronze Age - Later Chinese Metalwork: No. 65.
Dimensions -- Approx. 6.75 inches in diameter of the bowl and 4.25 inches high, length with handles about 11 inch.
weight approx. 2750 grams.
Condition: several patch repairs, a small indent in surface may be a dent or part of the curvature of the bowl, thinning of censer wall to several pin point holes and wear as shown. If more pictures are required please advise.
This is censer no 2 of 3 from an estate collection. Censer 1 of this collection has sold and is identified as 171002024935
Shipped to CONUS with insurance.
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