Period: Qing Dynasty Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Description: Incense burner made during the Qing Dynasty in China, around the late 17th or early 18th century. Its shape, called Fangding, is based on an earlier style from the Late Shang Dynasty, the earliest period of recorded history in China. The bright enamel on this piece was applied using the technique of cloisonné.
Origin: ChinaShape: Pot : Lion Material: Cloisonne
Description: This cloisonné incense burner stands 18 inches high with lion handled top. 24 in tall by 18 in. Cloisonné is a process of applying enamel to a metal infrastructure. The intricate patterns seen with cloisonné are achieved by corralling the different enamel applications between strands of fine wire (cloison) on the surface of a typically copper vessel.
Period: Ming dynasty Location: Glenwood South Antiques
Description: Ming dynasty (ca. 1650) bronze incense burner inscribed with characters "Proclaim virtue." Dragon and monster bird in high relief decorate the sides and top. Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm) Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Description: This bronze incense burner is 235 years old from the Ching Dynasty. This piece is very detailed with much symbology. The lid has old chinese coins and bats that represent wealth and happiness. The handle part is a mythological unicorn (Kalin) that represents abundance. Lucky money is surrounded by leaves and flowers. There are also other objects that are believed to be used for Fung-Shui on the burner. The bottom of the container is stamped with varification of the time of this creation. Dimensions: 9 x 8 inches
Description: This ferocious fellow is a Bronze incense burner from the Chinese Ming period c.1700. It is a figure of the typical lion-dog used to ward off eivil spirits. The head is hinged, and the body was usually partly filled with sand into which the burning joss-sticks (incense) were stuck. With the head hinged back in place- the smoke comes realistically out of the mouth of the figure.