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Chinese Bronze Bell Shaped Censer Mounted With Buddhistic Lions



An unusual Chinese bronze censer of bell shape mounted with two Buddhist lions probably Ming 1368-1644. The censer is formed as a hollow bell with a wide rounded base and is decorated in relief taotie masks below three Chinese characters between studs and key frets. Mounted with two Buddhist lions holding a pierced brocade ball, probably to enable the censer to be suspended. With Chinese marks within the design. In good condition with age wear from use to the inner body and with extensive age wear to the base.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.26 in. (23.5 cm)Diameter: 4.34 in. (11 cm)
  • Style
    Ming (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bishop's Stortford, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: OR194631stDibs: LU1328222502462

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
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Located in Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

This seller offers a thoughtfully curated collection of watches and jewelry from brands like Rolex, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. It also has an extensive array of handbags by Chanel, Hermès and other top fashion houses, as well as exceptional art and design pieces. The firm’s team is passionate about refurbishing and servicing watch...

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