15 April 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
An hammered iron incense burner
Edo period (19th century), signed Myochin Munekatsu
Finely hammered and formed as a lotus flower and leaves, the body chiseled with lotus petals, the pierced cover with seed pods, applied with a removable iron liner, signature on base
5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
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In Buddhist belief, the lotus symbolizes purity because it emerges from the mud unstained.
Robert C. Eldred Auctioneers, Massachusetts, August 1979
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