Qing Dynasty, 17-18th Century, Six-Character Xuande Mark
The bronze censer is of compressed globular shape with rounded shoulders below an incurved lipped mouth and decorated all over with irregular gilt splashes. The base is cast with a six-character apocryphal da ming xuande nianzhi 大明宣德年製mark in relief within a rectangular cartouche.
A gilt-spashed censer of similar shape and dated to the late Ming or early Qing dynasty is published in Arts from the Scholar’s Studio, 1986, pp. 238-239, Catalogue No. 229
清十七- 十八世紀 銅灑金缽式香爐