A quite small 20th century chinese bronze censer, script writing all round and signed on the base, circa 1910. diameter 4 inches, 10 cms.
censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense. these vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction. they may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres high. in many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.
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