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Incense Implements

A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE ‘GUI’ CENSER

QING DYNASTY, 17TH TO 18TH CENTURY

LENGTH (ACROSS HANDLES): 18.2CM

WEIGHT: 1670G

The bronze censer is of compressed bulbous form flanked by a pair of loop handles, rising from a flared foot to a waisted neck and flat rim. The surface is patinated to a caramel-brown tone accentuated with irregular gilt splashes. A sixcharacter ‘Da Ming Xuande nianzhi’ 大明宣德年製 mark is cast in relief within a recessed rectangular cartouche on the base.

清十七至十八世紀  銅灑金雙耳簋式爐
「大明宣德年製」款