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Antique Bronze Censer.  Incense Burner.  Phoenix.  China.

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    Older censer with wear.  The deep reliefs of phoenixes plus the elephant heads (as handles) makes this a very special piece.   The unique handle on the lid allows the incense to be distributed in a variety of ways.   Acquired from an estate sale in Midwest… Continue reading

Antique Jadestone and Bronze Tripod Censer.  Incense Burner.  Dushan.  Nanyang, Henan Province, China

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    According to Chinese tradition, green jade represents the five human virtues of courage, modesty, justice, compassion, wisdom  . . . with strong spiritual vibes connected to the heart chakra.   And mix that with some handcrafted bronze work and you have an outstanding piece of art from… Continue reading

Old and Rare Bronze Tripod Censer.  Buddhist Incense Burner. Early 1800’s. Temple.  Tibet.

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    Bowl formed into censer with reinforced mouth rim, lion head handles and feet. Used specifically in temples where there are high standards of quality.   Xuande mark?  Not sure as this mark originally came out of the Xuande period (1400s).  The mark was used often after… Continue reading

Archaic Cloisonne Enamel Incense Burner.  Foo Dog Lid.  China

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    A real prize.  A sizable early censer with a bronze protective foo dog / lion lid.   Chinese enameling technique features carved or chiseled depressions in a brass vessel . . . and then filled with enamel, fired and polished.   Red, blue, white designs, animals (on… Continue reading

Older Hand Carved Dragon Head Censer.  Incense Burner.  Stone.  Haicheng. China.

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  Detailed footed stone censer in good condition. Some light design engraving/etching near the dragon handles   A small chip around rim on lid, otherwise is excellent condition.   Hand carved in a village near Haicheng (Liaoning Province) in the early- to mid- 1900s, this piece ended up in a… Continue reading

Extremely Rare.  Original & Guaranteed.  Nuchu Wooden Shaman Medicine & Healing Figure. Nele.  Kuna Guna.  Panama

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  This is a representation of a medicine man (Nele).  A spirit is summoned from the figure and the soul of the patient is placed within.   To aid in the healing process, the shaman chants and the burning of cacao beans in a clay censer beneath the… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner.  Censer.  Hand Crafted.  Master Temple Quality.  Sherpa Monastery.  Sherka.  Rare.  Tibet.  Northeast Nepal.

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  I have located yet another of these rare burners / censers – although a bit smaller – but just as fascinating!   Around the turn of the 19th Century and into the 20th Century, little is known or recorded about the monasteries that were built by the Sherpas in… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner.  Censer.  Hand Crafted.  Master Temple Quality.  Rare.  Tibet.  East Nepal.

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  I located another of these rare burners / censers!   I like this hefty hanging incense burners because of the composition and stunning detail.  Plus, this one was acquired from the same monastery as the other one by my trusted regional agent.  Fine workmanship around the lid,… Continue reading

Magnificent and Large Antique Champlevé Enameled Bronze Censer / Incense Burner Vessel / Container.  China

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    Magnificent is a bit of an understatement for this stately vessel.  Acquired from a Chinese family estate in Connecticut, this piece dates to the mid-1880s.   The design of dragon handles and the foo / fu dog on top is stunning and quite rare.  Vented lid.… Continue reading

Gorgeous Bronze Censer / Incense Burner / Koro, Japanese Influence

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  With a sculptured Buddhist elephant on the lid to the intricate details of the elephant handles and legs, this is one gorgeous piece of bronze casting using the lost wax process. It is a recent piece, most likely cast in Spain.  Signed Milo
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