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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is one of a kind rare Chinese incense burner with original stand, cover and finial. It measures 23 cm diameter and 33 cm height including the purpose built stand, cover and finial.
    This was made by order for Ruan Yuan:
    (From Wikipedia)
    Ruan Yuan (Chinese: ??; 1764–1849) was a Chinese scholar official of the Qing Dynasty who was the most prominent Chinese scholar during the first half of the 18th century.[1] He won the jinshi degree in the imperial examinations in 1789 and was subsequently appointed to the Hanlin Academy. He was known for his work Biographies of Astronomers and Mathematicians and for his editing theShi san jing zhu shu (Commentaries and Notes on the Thirteen Classics) for the Qing emperor.

    Ruan Yuan was a successful official as well as a scholar. He was the Viceroy of Liangguang, the most important imperial official in Canton (Guangzhou), during the critical years 1817–1826, just before the First Opium War with Britain. It was a crucial time when Chinese trade with the outside world was allowed only through the Canton System, with all foreigners confined to Canton, the capital ofGuangdong Province. During his tenure in Canton, Ruan is estimated to have earned more than 195,000 taels of silver.[2]

    He was widely recognized as an official, scholar, and patron of learning both by his contemporaries and by modern scholars. He was also praised as an honest official and an exemplary man of the ‘Confucian persuasion’. His name is mentioned in almost all works on Qing history or Chinese classics because of the wide range of his research and publications. A number of these publications are still reprinted. Ruan Yuan was a follower of the Han Learning tradition and as such, with the encouragement of Liu Fenglu, he edited and organized publication of the compendium of the imperial achievements in kaozheng scholarship, the Huang Qing Jingjie(zh:????) published in 1829.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      That's a beautiful piece!
      It is not only bronze, but has silver inlay decor!

      Is there a mark? you can make a new post entittled bronze censer part 2 or remove one of your pic and add the mark with the edit item button!

      Welcome to CW :-)
    2. leonablazek, 7 years ago
      Yes, it have a mark
    3. shrine shrine, 7 years ago
      Have you got the knob tested? It's supposed to be coral.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      I'd rather think it is Shoushan stone...
    5. Canberraman, 6 years ago
      This is one of the most beautiful incense burners I have ever seen on Show and Tell. I am jealous and I would like to own one too....
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i have to agree with Canberraman!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    8. apostata apostata, 6 months ago
      show the mark , why the difficult way , the value differences are very likely substantial

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