Provenance: From a British private estate.
Condition: The black lacquer coating is strongly worn with some areas revealing the naked bronze especially to the edges. There are areas of extensive erosion as well as dents and nicks all over, some soiling, and verdigris to the interior. Minor casting flaws.
Weight: 4.8 kg
Dimensions: Height 11.5 cm
With an associated wood base dating from ca. 1900 and bearing several manually inscribed collectors’ notes on paper, written in German. (2)
Auction result comparison: Compare with a different censer, but bearing the same mark, at Lyon & Turnbull, London, June 16th 2015, lot 471, sold for GBP £7,500.