Antique Chinese Pewter and Gilt Precious Objects Incense Burner
This Antique Chinese Pewter and Gilt Incense Burner is very unique in form as well as style. It is octagonal shaped with each of the eight panels displaying openwork precious objects in gilt. The lid is decorated with a gilded foo lion finial, as is the inner mechanism of the incense burner. Each of the eight feet are gilded ruyi heads. The base is marked with what is likely a maker's mark. The censer dates to the early 20th century.
There are definite signs of age, including loss of gilt and a dent to the lid. However the incense burner is in good condition.
The vessel measures approximately 6.5 inches by 7 inches. Provenance is available upon request.