Another Chinese Censer

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by NewEngland, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    I've read through some posts re: Chinese bronze censers.It seems most are reproductions. Is this a repro? This one has unfortunately lost the lid but it seems old. The feet are little frogs or toads and there are monkeys and birds and flowers all carved around the outside. It is marked on the bottom. Any ideas on age? Does it still have value if it's missing the lid? Thanks.

    chinesebrasscensera.JPG chinesebronzecensermark.JPG chinesebronzecenserfeet.JPG
     
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    They don't always have lids, but this one might have had one from the shape of it - IMO this is probably a repro too, almost all ones that seem a bit fussy or extravagantly decorated are, nothing is for sure of course, but from the pics ...
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the casting looks really rough....& since the lid is an integral part of the piece....yes..the value would ....
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    Drop substantially ....
     
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