24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A large bronze incense burner (Koro)
Meiji period (Late 19th Century)
Cast in the form of an archaistic vessel with large finial in the form of a galloping winged horse with gilt details, the lower body cast in high relief with successive friezes of waves and scrolling folliage and inset shaped panels of lotuses and phoenixes, the rectangular panel below the u-shaped handles gilded with felicitous imagery of pairs of rabbits and mythical fish and birds, the slanted cover ornamented with gilded panels of squirrels and grape vines, the patina ranging from black to medium brown to reddish brown
27in. (68.5cm.) high
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