Chinese “Splash Gold” bronze Censer
A small but heavy Chinese bronze Censer**, with a pierced lid and ‘acorn’ finial and “splash gold” decoration to the body. Underneath it features a finely cast six-character mark.
** A censer is a bowl made to burn incense, usually crafted in bronze; porcelain, copper or stone. The first examples appeared around 200BC.
Date: mid-late 19th century
Dimensions: 4ins (10.2cms) diameter; 3.5ins (9cms)high including the finial.
Stock No: 5040/k