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Korean iron censer or incense burner with silver wire inlaid Chinese "Shou" auspicious character marks to the rounded hexagonal sides and fret designs throughout; the pierced cover having a crane finial symbolizing longevity; two hinged handles. Raised on a recessed plinth supported by six bracket feet. 7 5/8" H x 5 5/8" dia. Likely from the Western province of Pyongan, early 19th century. Note: Purchased in 1956 from Samuel W. Lee & Co. Seoul, Korea. The original Lee receipt stating it may have originally come from a high ranking Korean official or Princess Yun and letter from original donor about its acquisition are available to the winning bidder.
PROVENANCE: Property of a Tennessee Religious Institution.
CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with oxidation and light scattered surface wear commensurate with age.