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    Posted 1 month ago

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    From the storage unit, this beautifully crafted antique bronze censer with removable lid. It has Cranes and Clouds nailed into it ( Not Welded see photo of the nails sticking through the inside of the piece ). On the feet are four lions or foo dogs, the bottom base has a dragon on the top of it, and the inside of the vase on the bottom is what looks like a nature scene! Stands at 18 1/2” tall and weighs about 20lbs. I don’t know if it’s Japanese or Chinese I’m just going by what the box it was in said. No symbols or markings on the piece, just intricate designs.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 month ago
      is it really bronze or spelter?
    2. krysciobrad krysciobrad, 1 month ago
      @ho2cultcha , it’s bronze. The censer insert still has a gold shine to it. The weight of this piece is heavy, and it’s very durable... fell over while transporting it inside didn’t have a dent anywhere (thank god). If there a better test that you know of please let me know! I’m interested in the history of this item.
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 month ago
      Dang this storage unit is like winning the lottery for you! Keeps giving great items.
    4. krysciobrad krysciobrad, 1 month ago
      @dav2no1 , definitely! By far the best thing in there was a signed colored lithograph signed by Picasso! Going to have to get it appraised.

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