A BUDDHIST BRONZE CENSER 19TH CENTURY
Japan, 1860-1910. The heavily cast vessel with six Buddhist lions in high relief and a recumbent Qilin on the lid. Two massive loop handles. The three archaistic feet with fierce lion masks.
HEIGHT 38 cm
WEIGHT 5.1 kilograms
Provenance: Austrian private collection.
Condition: Some old wear and minor nicks here and there. Soldering has been strengthened to where the feet are connected to the vessel.