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Jul 27, 2011
Just Saw exact one on EBay
by: Shannon

18 bids later and just the one is going for over 3.5k I believe there are several more days to bid on it and it.
It does have a chinese stamp on the bottom and seller has 100% positive feedback.


Feb 05, 2010
by: admin

Hi Alan,

These are indeed censers. Glad you mention that they probably are 20th century. They look unused (as censers) and a patina of more than 100 years are would probably be darker. They apparently are very well cared for.

With such censors I see two ways of use, here. One is that the censer is filled with sand, the incense sticks are then stuck in the sand. The other is that incense in powder form is burned directly inside. So, usually there would be traces of sand, ash or soot inside, but with intense use over a very long period of time (100, 200 or more years) there is a good chance for the smoke darkening the outside as well.


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