Robert Belcher Antiques
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This large Chinese bronze censer dates to circa 1860. It is made in three parts, stand, vessel, and lid. The lid has pierced decorative panels with pine trees and a bold Buddhist lion finial for lifting.
The censer has lifting handles in the shape of bamboo to each side and again also has panels with pine forests with mythical beasts and side mounts in the form of Buddhist lion mastheads.
It is raised on four shaped legs with a beast mask head at the top and sits onto the raised and pierced stand.
The decoration on this piece is all hand finished with chasing and engraving giving good detail.
The censer has a green/brown patina.