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Chinese Brass Censer Trio With Apocryphal Xuande Marks

Chinese Brass Censer Trio With Apocryphal Xuande Marks

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A handsome collection of three Chinese brass censers, these incense burners have the tripod base and looped handles that came into popularity during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 8 AD). The marks of the Xuande period (1426-1435) are on each bottom, but these marks are apocryphal, meaning of doubtful authenticity. This refers only to the marks, not the censers, which are genuine. Chinese craftsmen often marked their metalwares, as they did their ceramics, with the marks of previous, earlier dynasties and makers, in tribute to and reverence for these ancestors. On censers, the Xuande marks are some of the most copied, as this period was considered to be a peak of fine craftsmanship.

Censers like these were used to burn incense at private shrines in homes, as well as for hand warmers (with charcoal) in cold weather, for scenting linens and clothes and for perfuming the air. While these censers are all in excellent condition, with no cracks and little pitting of the brass, the bowls are naturally somewhat blackened from use. The sizes are as follows:

Smallest: About 2 7/8 inches across, about 1 1/2 inches high and 3.4 ounces, this size would have been commonly used for a hand warmer as well as for incense. It has no engraved designs on the sides; impressed marks on the bottom include the words "Made in China." Early 20th century (but post-1914).

Medium: About 3 1/4 inches wide, about 2 inches tall and 5.5 ounces, this censer's marks include the word "China." There are 5 holes along the sides, used for hanging it from a silken cord to swing freely through the air and for ease of carrying. The engraved designs on the sides continue onto the bottom. Late 1800's (1890-1914).

Largest: About 4 inches across, about 3 inches tall and 12.5 ounces, this censer's incised designs continue onto the three feet. Mid to late 1800's.

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A handsome collection of three Chinese brass censers, these incense burners have the tripod base and looped handles that came into popularity during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 8 AD). The marks of the Xuande period (1426-1435) are on each bottom, but these marks are apocryphal, meaning of doubtful authenticity. This refers only to the marks, not the censers, which are genuine. Chinese craftsmen often marked their metalwares, as they did their ceramics, with the marks of previous, earlier dynasties and makers, in tribute to and reverence for these ancestors. On censers, the Xuande marks are some of the most copied, as this period was considered to be a peak of fine craftsmanship.

Censers like these were used to burn incense at private shrines in homes, as well as for hand warmers (with charcoal) in cold weather, for scenting linens and clothes and for perfuming the air. While these censers are all in excellent condition, with no cracks and little pitting of the brass, the bowls are naturally somewhat blackened from use. The sizes are as follows:

Smallest: About 2 7/8 inches across, about 1 1/2 inches high and 3.4 ounces, this size would have been commonly used for a hand warmer as well as for incense. It has no engraved designs on the sides; impressed marks on the bottom include the words "Made in China." Early 20th century (but post-1914).

Medium: About 3 1/4 inches wide, about 2 inches tall and 5.5 ounces, this censer's marks include the word "China." There are 5 holes along the sides, used for hanging it from a silken cord to swing freely through the air and for ease of carrying. The engraved designs on the sides continue onto the bottom. Late 1800's (1890-1914).

Largest: About 4 inches across, about 3 inches tall and 12.5 ounces, this censer's incised designs continue onto the three feet. Mid to late 1800's.

© PrimpingYourHome.com

NOTE: The Chinese platter is currently listed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/535649202/chinese-platter-elaborate-hand-painting?ref=shop_home_active_7

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

PYH 4414

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    Next, my review of the sellers, PrimpingYourHome: Linda and Wayne are incredibly nice, helpful people! When I was having trouble with my Etsy account, they contacted Etsy to try and find a solution, and spent a lot of time sending me supportive emails, until I finally found the right fix.

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We are pleased to include economy shipping with insurance to all 50 of the United States on every item. We use the most economical shipping method, which may or may not be the fastest. If you need an item within a specific time frame, please convo or email us BEFORE purchasing. We ship within 2 days after receiving your payment. When your purchase has shipped, you'll receive a message with the tracking number.

We do ship to Canada; please use the shipping calculator on the item page to determine the shipping fee. Import duties, taxes and any other charges are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. These charges are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Prior to buying, it is advisable to check with your country's customs office to determine what these costs may be. We will not mark merchandise values below the sales price or mark items as "gifts." Such actions are against U.S. and international government regulations.

Although we pack very carefully with lots of padding and sturdy boxes, on rare occasions an item may arrive to you damaged or broken. We will take care of filing a claim with the shipping insurance firm. We'll need clear photos of the package and the damaged item, which you can send attached to a convo or to our email: primpingyourhome [!at] outlook.com. Some shipping insurance companies require you, the buyer, to complete a short online form. When we receive all the information needed, we will issue you a full refund. We want to make sure that buying from PrimpingYourHome is hassle-free.

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