A bronze incense burner

A bronze incense burner
A bronze incense burner

CM1303

Late Ming dynasty
Diameter: 7 in, 17.8 cm

of depressed globular form set on three conical feet. The everted rim is set with two loop handles. The base is cast with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark within a recessed rectangle. The bronze bears a mellow coffee-brown patina.