• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 538

    A bronze incense burner (koro) with heron and crow


    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A bronze incense burner (koro) with heron and crow
    Meiji period (19th century), signed in inlaid seal Katsuyori
    The heron and crow perched upon raised tree stumps protruding from a quickly flowing stream, both with inlaid gold eyes and the heron with a removable lid on its back, all set on a short plinth bordered in archaistic scroll
    34½in. (87.6cm.) high; base 2in. (5cm.)
    With black lacquer storage box inscribed in gold Rogata chudo, shirosagi to karasu, Katsuyori zo (a wax-cast bronze, heron and crow, by Katsuyori)

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    This lot is offered without reserve.

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