Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Bronze Crane Form Censer For Sale
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Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Bronze Crane Form Censer

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An unusual Chinese bronze censer in the form of a crane, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. The noble bird is portrayed with a strong sense of motion - standing in a walking stance upon a rocky outcrop with wings folded against its body, its long neck held high, head turned, and beak open. The folded wings lift off to reveal the censer. The small vent at the top of the lid would force the smoke upwards through the hollow neck, exiting through the opened beak. Cranes in Chinese culture are auspicious animals, often associated with longevity.

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition Details
    The joints where the legs meet the feet somewhat loose, causing a slight tilt in one direction, as seen in photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 22 in. x W 11 in. x D 7 in.H 55.88 cm x W 27.94 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894710691373
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