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Ming Dynasty(?)Incense burner

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Asian Antiques4801 of 7263Asian Scholar with Abacus Sculpture/Austin Products Co. Museum Reproduction "Durastone"/ Circa 1961Ubud Bali Painted wood panels, $2.50 each  31" X 9",
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Posted 4 years ago


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Long story to go with this piece. I was hanging around the local swap shop when an older lady arrived with several liquor boxes full of miscellaneous items. This "brass ashtray" came out of one of the boxes. She was saying that her brother(who had recently passed away)was a priest and had had spent time in china when he was much younger. I grabbed this item because of its weight (approx. 1 1/2 lbs) it is 1 1/4" high and 3.5" in diameter. Turns out it is cast bronze, not brass. The mark cast into the bottom is a xuande mark, but may or a may not be authentic. that this item spent many years as an ashtray, but is actually an incense burner.
Any help with authentication would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. jiaxuewen, 4 years ago
    It is a chinese censer.
    marked xuan de nian zhi
    early-mid Qing dynasty. cleaned.

    my email is
    you may email to me for more info.
  2. Ltp95002, 2 years ago
    Really nice find. The form and color look authentic, but the mark looks damaged. But judging the weight it is on the small size. Please reach me at if you want further info.

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