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    Cambodian Silver Censor

    circa 1920

    height: 11cm, outer diameter: 11cm, weight: 192g

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    UK art market

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    This high-grade silver censor to hold sand into which incense sticks can be inserted for burning, is from Cambodia. Other than for two sections engraved with a Chinese-style key-fret pattern, the body is chased with tightly-curled, scrolled fern tip motifs arrayed in geometric form, a motif that is typical of Cambodian silverwork of the period.

    The rim is engraved with a border of alternating flower and square motifs.

    The censor stands on three legs, the tops of which are chased with demon masks.

    The underside of the body is plain and unmarked.

    The censor would have sat on a wealthy family’s household altar.

    The vessel is in fine condition.


    Kong Vireak, Khmer Silverwares, UNESCO/Reyum Publishing, 2009.

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