Sunday, June 25th 2017 @ 7:06pm EDT
A Chinese bronze incense burner. The vessel features a removable lid with a flame shaped finial and reticulated bamboo leaf pattern. The body of the vessel has two arched bamboo style handles, a deep basin decorated with the continuing bamboo motif along the exterior and four branching bamboo roots as feet. The censer stands on a rectangular base, lined with a repeating bamboo pattern. Unmarked, the vessel dates from the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) or the early Republic period (1912-1949). The underside is marked with the previous museum inventory number, “1938.0315”.
Collected in the late 19th and early 20th century and donated to a Private Midwestern Institution in 1938
Sold to enhance and preserve the Institution’s mission-relevant Collections
Wear and markings consistent with age; museum marks present on piece
9.0" W x 14.0" H x 9.0" D