Provenance: From a private collection of bronze censers, by repute acquired between 1980-2000.
Condition: Excellent condition with fine patina, old wear as expected on a bronze from this period. The stand with extensive wear and minor losses.
Weight: 510 grams (the censer) and 121 grams (the stand)
Dimensions: Width 12.5 cm
The base with an incised four-character mark reading Yongshi baoyong. Fitted wood stand, possibly of the period. (2)
Auction result comparison: For a larger censer bearing nearly identical mask handles see Sotheby’s London on November 10th, 2010, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 11.
重量： 香爐510 克；底座121 克
尺寸： 寬 12.5 厘米