Subject:Re: Antique vessel
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Dec 03, 2019
Your bronze vase or joss stick holder looks to be Chinese, based on character style, and probably was made circa the late Republic to early People's Republic (circa 1945-1955). It possibly had ornamental handles at the sides, since the side shown seems to have had the screw or brad holes poorly soldered over; otherwise, fairly good casting. Mark reads '晴風齋' (Qing Feng Zhai) - 'Studio of Clear Weather'.
Your photos lend a dearth of info on size, which could affect value, but I'd guess value to be low in any event, on the order of US$25 more or less.
Just an afterthought: I think there may be a trace of Japanese style in the bird & pine motif, which in the presence of Chinese in the mark might be a hint that the piece came from Taiwan, which had been a Japanese colony for half a century before liberated at the end of World War II.