Subject:Re: Gilt splash bronze birds
Posted By: John T. Wed, Feb 03, 2021
Those are interesting. It's hard to tell from the photos but it looks like they have large rectangular holes in their backs? If so, then they're probably for incense.
They also look like they're bronze? Again, it's easier to have them in hand to tell for sure but if they're cold to the touch and not magnetic then they're probably bronze.
The gilt looks to have been brushed on.
As for dating/provenance, harder to say. I'd say probably Chinese? Probably 20th century? But that's more of a guess.
Hope this helps.