Incense burner of cast and chased bronze, with a pierced cover.Three smooth dragons decorate the foot. The whole is patinated dark green with patches of reddish brown and deep blue.
[Lid] The pierced cover is in the form of the Sacred Mountain, amid the crags of which are trees, animals and small hunting groups in low relief.
This type of incense burner is sometimes called a 'hill censer', because of its shape. Daoist faithfuls believed immortals and mythical beasts lived in the Bo Mountain, a paradise they hoped to go to when they attained immortality.