Mum was a titled lady, with an absolute passion for ancient chinese antiquities as you will read below. The censer has a figure sitting on the top of the lid, which i would imagine is either a chinese deity, or a priest or warrior monk. There will be many more ancient chinese valuable antiquities coming up, in both porcelain and bronze, the more i go thru her collections that i inherited as her only child.
Overlooking a docks in Scotland, that was built by the earl of zetland as homes for the poor dockers in those days. In fact more than half of my items i have inherited from my late mum, and they have been in our family since the 1800s or earlier. Apart from these, it is a lifetime collection for me.
There is also natural provenenance in many of my items. I grew up an only child from an old fashioned titled country home masonic and business family in somerset.My father was a sir and a master mason, and indeed was in the chair at his lodge for one year. My mum was a titled lady as his wife, and i as his daughter. Before i met my late husband by pure fate at an airport 15 years ago, i was just an ordinary wee village lassie, albeit it with my natural title of lady from mum and dad, and got my professional title of dr much later in life, due to writing and publishing 6 books, the first of which prince Charles agreed to write the foreword for me back in my 20s. My late husband who i met at age 40, was a titled royal laird (lord) in Scotland, even tho i did not know this for a while after meeting him, and he was worth tens of millions in land, properties and other assets and business investments. I loved him dearly and still do, even tho he passed 7 years ago, leaving me a young widow of 52, albeit technically still a titled lady, but practically penniless. That she had kept in storage for over 25 years since dad died. Also i ended up with my 3 outbuildings. Crammed full of all her smaller antiques and old ming and kangxi and imari chinese porcelain, antique glassware and silverware etc. Also i even have mountains of her vintage toiletries, beauty care items, and edp perfumes too.
I have spent a lot of my own funds on antiques myself too, and the total of the contents of my wee house and outbuildings. Hopefully all the rest of my antiques.Will one day go to museums and art galleries for all to enjoy, as i have no children or living family, so it will all go to the national trust and the Masonic lodge. Since losing my beloved husband, i put my faith in my guardian angels out there, and my earth angels too, for all i need. If you would like to see the full extent of my premises and my stock, then do feel free to search for me by dr Elizabeth murray Scotland antiques & fine arts as this is my facebook business page, with lots of photos of all and everything , and of myself too. And even have go at mature modelling or plus size modelling, as i do have a very good face for my age. If anyone knows a good talent agent for multi talented people, then please do get in touch with me.
If you wish to discuss any item or any other business with me, having looked at my facebook business page, then my contact number is 07393 827034. I cannot truthfully say this is a non smoking home as i do smoke the odd cigarella in an evening, but only in my sitting room and not in the rest of the house or outbuildings. I have only ever had one complaint about the aroma of smoke on an item, but nobody else seems to notice it. However, feel free to mention it to me if it bothers you. I also do have a stray cat in my home sometimes, but he goes in and out thru his cat door.
And i feel sure you will be delighted with my items, but if there is any problem or complaint, please do feel free to contact me rather than leave me bad feedback, and i will do my best to make things right. The item "IMPORTANT ming xuande mark chinese ancient 1600s bronze censer marked on base" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese". The seller is "dr-elizabeth-murray" and is located in grangemouth.
This item can be shipped worldwide.