Chinese, 18th-19th century. A Qing dynasty bronze censer with Xuande mark, with carved hardwood cover and stand, white jade finial to lid; censer ht. 3.75 in. (without cover or stand), dia. 5.5 in., ht. 8.25 in. (with stand and cover).
Acquired by the consignor's great grandfather, a Chicago banker, in the 1890s, as collateral for a personal loan.
Provenance:By descent to current owner.
Losses and damage to stand. Lid is not flush to rim of censer. Jade finial is loose and has glue residue on base. It can be easily removed as the glue holding it in place is dried out. Good old patina to bronze, wear to interior and a slight ding to rim of censer.
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