Antique Chinese Cast Bronze Censor with Elephant Mask Heads and Blossom Lid (Code 2090)
A very decorative cast bronze Chinese censor. It is set on three tall elephant mask heads. The lid is cast with an apple blossom design with large opening for the fragrance. There are handles to the bowl with twin split trunk forms for easier carrying. The ground is filled with decorative designs and the knop is formed in the shape of a lily leaf at the end of a trunk. No makers or reign marks, probably early 20th century in period.
Generally good with minor wear and some patination. Slight dent to rim of lid at one point. Some wear of lacquer to the lid and knop.
Width : 20 cm ( 8 inch) max
Height: 21 cm ( 8 1/4 inch) including lid
Weight: 1800 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 2090 MR20-3
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