The vessel is heavily cast in bronze alloy supported on 4 legs teminating in upturned ruyi heads. One long side is cast in high relief with 2 five-clawed dragons confronting a flaming pearl.
The other side with 2 tantric figures flanking a seated deity, elephant caparisoned and horse.
The rim of the censer is in copper very finely ciseled scroll motifs and inlaid with turquoise and coral cabochons.
Origin: China. Period: Qing Dynasty.
Compare with a similar pair of censers and covers sold by Christies NY in 2013 for $15,000.
2 850 €
1 200 €