A small crisply cast golden colored bronze censer with elephant handles and archaic design. The heavy golden colored bronze has been cast with three elephant feet and a pair of matching elephant handles. The casting is deep and precise. There is a band in the middle of the body with an archaic design of a dragon surrounded by a key fret ground. Above and below this band are round cast studs. These round studs are not the same pattern and show a front and back. The base is flat and has a deeply cast reign mark in the center. There is a band at the mouth and a wide band at the base with the elephant feet. There is a Xuande reign mark cast into the base.
MEASUREMENTS 2 1/4” (5.7 cm) tall x 3” (7.6 cm) wide x 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) diameter. Weighs 4.9 oz (140 g)