Made from pure Bronze.
The design is very unique and rare.
Many duchess and princess in those days of Han Royal families lived a very high class living. Most of their personal room was lighted up with incense burner to keep the room with nice aroma scent smell.
Here is a close up on the duck body. The body is actually the cover-lid. To open up the lid to put incense before you close the lid back.
Noted : Some small pacthes of "Patina" coated on the lid and some on the duck's neck.
This is a opening of the lid and the opening of the duck body.
Closer view of the duck head.
Closer view of the duck body. It has a design of a fish pattern. The fish pattern is a Han Dynasty design.
The front body of the duck is a design of a big tortise. And the body of the tortise is another pattern of " Thunder-Nodes pattern" which symbolize royal & power.
Remark: As I said, base on the bronze aging....The actual molding may be made from Song Dynasty.(A.D. 960-1279) Although it may not be the original from Han Dynasty. But still it was old enough to be consider Antique. As a matter of fact, The Song Dynasty period has great improvement of the making of replica antiques of the Shang & Zhou & Han with a better molding technology making than the earlier dynasties.