Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
Condition: Extensive traces of wear and use, small nicks around the mouth, some surface scratches. Old wear, fine patina and minor age cracks to hardwood base and cover.
Weight: 3,528 g (the complete ensemble)
Dimensions: Height 28.3 cm (the complete ensemble) and width 17.5 cm (the censer)
With a hardwood cover, showing ruyi-shaped piercings and a green jade ‘qilin’ finial, and a matching wood base, all possibly of the period. Note the strong incense smell and dark discoloration on the interior of the cover, indicating extensive use of this piece as a censer over centuries!
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related but slightly larger censer, showing similar hardwood fittings, sold at Christie’s Paris in Art d’Asie on 19 December 2012, lot 81, for EUR €39,400.
來源：Georg Weifert (1850-1937)收藏，同一家族保存至今 。Weifert曾爲塞爾維亞中央銀行大班以及塞爾維亞、克羅地亞與斯洛文尼亞聯邦銀行大班。
尺寸：縂高28.3 厘米，爐款17.5 厘米