A SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER WITH MYTHICAL BEAST HANDLES | 17TH CENTURY | 十七世紀 瑞獸雙耳銅爐
A SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER WITH MYTHICAL BEAST HANDLES
the squat body with high sides and traces of irregular gilt splashes, the elephant-head handles with raised trunks, standing on a slightly splayed foot, the base with an apocryphal six-character mark Da Ming Xuan De Nian Zhi, wood cover
Width 12.5 cm, 5 in.
寬 12.5 公分，5 英寸
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There is extensive dark irregular mottling to the bronze patina on the body. Very minor dents to the mouth rim. Minor dents and light surface scratching to the foot rim. There are a few minor cracks to the wooden cover.
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