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Subject:japan censer
Posted By: david Wed, Jan 03, 2018 IP: 2607:fea8:1d5f:f819:

Hello, Can someone please translate the characters on this 2 3/4" Japan censer/ wax holder and tell me where it might have been suspended (note the hanging ring on the hat!). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.

Subject:Re: japan censer
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Fú and ​shòu (福 & 壽)​, happiness (or good fortune) and long life.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: japan censer
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Your censer/ wax holder is Chinese, with the so called Sanxing (三星)or "Three Stars" symbols.
福  Fu = Prosperity
禄  Lu = Status
壽 Shou = Longevity
To the ring a small tassel might have been fixed.

With regards,
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