The incense burner is a form of censer used specially to
burn incense. Most of incense burner were made of bronze
or porcelain in ancient China.
The burning of incense was referred as "one of the
four arts of life" in ancient time. "The four of
life" was listed as BURNING INCENSE, FLOWER
ARRANGING, HANGING PAINTING, AND DRINKING TEA, these met
hand in hand with four scholar activities of PLAYING
MUSIC, CHESS, READING, AND PAINTING.
Burning incense has been lasting for more than 2000 years
Ming Dynasty gilt bonze
Han Dynasty 206 BC - 220 AD bronze censer