A SMALL BRONZE CENSER WITH MYTHICAL BEAST MASK HANDLES
the pear shaped body rising from a short foot to an everted rim, set at the shoulder with a pair of handles cast as stylised mythical beast head masks, the base with an apocraphyal six character mark Da Ming Xuan De Nian Zhi
Width 9 cm, 3½ in.
寬 9 公分，3½英寸
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Slight variation to areas of the patina, a small dent to the body of approximately 1cm in diameter, minor scratches to the surface consistent with age.
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