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Subject:Bronze censers (Gilt splashed)
Posted By: Sam Sun, Nov 04, 2018 IP: 2003:80:d64:2a00:ac1

Can any one tell me about this censer please? is is old or fake? and how old?

Best Regards

Subject:Re: Bronze censers (Gilt splashed)
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Nov 07, 2018

Your censer could be Qing but apparently isn't Ming, since its mark of "Made during the Xuande Reign of the Great Ming Dynasty" has an extra stroke in the "De" character that wasn't present in period marks. Compare 徳 and 德, the former having been used in the period (1426-35).

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Bronze censers (Gilt splashed)
Posted By: mikeoz Mon, Nov 05, 2018

Take this to a museum for authentication.

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