Here we have an ancient Spherical Floriate Bird design gimbaled censer in silver dating to the Tang Dynasty 618 to 907 AD
This stunning ancient artifact is crafted with a hing to it opens into two hemispheres, the bottom one has a gimbaled hemispherical holder for burning incense so that regardless of angle this compartment always stays parallel to the horizontal.
The design is ornate with flowers and birds appearing top and a floriate design to the base of the censor.
This piece measures 2 3/16" in diameter approximately and the chain and attachment to the censor measures approximately 8 7/8" in length (55mm, 225mm)
Of incredible rarity indeed this genuine Tang Dynasty artifact could grace the collection of any leading museum or exceptional collection of Asian or Ancient Art.
It is in good condition being intact without repair. There is patina to the silver commensurate with the age and authenticity of this piece.
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