Copper and Bronze Hanging Incense Burner. Hand Carved. Master Temple Quality. Very Rare. Tibet.
From my most precious personal collection pieces!!
These hanging incense burners are extremely rare . . . especially with all the fine workmanship. Tibetan incense burners have a more specialized use . . . . incense was used for primarily medicinal purposes. The burning of Tibetan incense is still considered the foundation of their medicinal practices. Tibetan incense burners are usually in the form of censers, which are meant to hang and dispense their smoke, and are sometimes carved ornately.
What sets this aside from ordinary Tibetan burners is the material composition and the attention to detail. Notice the lid and the upper crown, the caldron, the handles and the base. Check out the weight. Copper and bronze. Made to last? You bet.
I was told by my trusted regional agent that this burner is from the Chiwong Gonpa monastery, Solu Khumba, a district in East Nepal.
I did not clean this piece so it will be delivered with a number of years of burnt incense.
For the Serious Collector of Tibetan Artifacts. Found nowhere else . . . but EsotericStuff.
I’m sorry, this historical piece has been sold. Thanks, T.R.