• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 537

    A large bronze incense burner (Koro)


    Price Realised  


    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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