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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE KORO [INCENSE BURNERS]

    MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE KORO [INCENSE BURNERS]
    MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Cast in high and low relief with Chinese figurative scenes
    12½ in. (32 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by Sir John Gladstone, 3rd Baronet, (1852-1926) on a visit to Japan, circa 1890.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The large number of Japanese items at Fasque were all acquired by Sir John Gladstone, 3rd Baronet, (1852-1926) on a visit to Japan during the 1890s, shortly after he had succeeded to the Baronetcy and moved to Fasque. According to family legend, many of the boxes of objects he brought back were never unpacked during his lifetime, which may account for the fine condition that they are in.