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China Fine Old Pair Gold Gilt Silver Fragrance Incense Holders, Ming Dynasty

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China fine old pair of gold gilt silver fragrance incense holders, Liao dynasty-Ming dynasty. Flowers and fragrances were important to Chinese nobility. These handsomely crafted, highly detailed vessels perfect to hold and touch, would have undoubtedly carried flowers or other aromatic substances to create a welcoming ambiance in the after life. Fine condition with remnant gold gilt over silver and traces of green verdigris from appropriate age. Note the imperial bird of paradise motif on handle and at base of bulbs. Dimensions: Each 14 inches long and 5 inches high The Liao dynasty (907–1125), in Chinese history, dynasty formed by the nomadic Khitan tribes in much of what now constitutes the provinces of the Northeast region (Manchuria) and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Adopting the Chinese dynastic name of Liao, the Khitan created a Dual government to rule their conquests. The southern government, which ruled the Chinese parts of the Empire, was modeled on the administration of the Tang dynasty (618–907), which the Khitan had helped destroy. The northern government, which was set up on a tribal basis, ruled over the nomads of the Inner Asian steppes. Traditionally, the start of the Liao period is given as 907, the last year of the Tang, but Chinese historians often place it at 916, when Yelü Yi formally established himself as emperor. Provenance: old Hong Kong collection Lifetime Guarantee- all of our Asian works of art come with our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    15th Century and Earlier
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5 in. x W 14 in. x D 4 in.H 12.7 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289212462293
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