Description: the cylindrical body rising from a flat base, flanked by a pair of mythical beast handles, the exterior with gilt splashes, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in a recessed rectangle
Dimensions: 13.5 cm, 5 1/4 in.
Condition Report: This censer is in good condition, but does have some light scratches to the rim, sides and base throughout and some minor nicks to the rim and foot.
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