SOLD Huge Authentic Antique 19th Century Qing Dynasty Chinese Bronze - Brass Censer Incense Burner

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SOLD Huge authentic antique 19th century Qing Dynasty Chinese polished bronze or brass Censer - incense burner of compressed rectangular body festooned with two large mythical beast heads, is raised on four cabriole legs, surmounted by chiseled mythical beast masks, a short neck rising to a wide flanged rim and the sides with twin upright handles with open rectangular panels. The domed cover is cast in high relief with openwork bamboo armament surmounted by a separately-cast and sculpture a Buddhist Guardian Lion - Foo Dog seated on its haunches with its left front paw raised on a ball, its scrolling tail flicked upwards. The lion is fastened to the lid slot by the key shaped bolt.

The bottom bears an apocryphal Xuande seal mark


CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing the age and usage


MEASUREMENTS:

Height: 42.5 cm (16 47⁄64 inches).

Width: 26.5 cm. (10 7⁄16 inches)

Weight: 7.6 kg (16 3/4 lb)