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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    An hammered iron incense burner

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SIGNED MYOCHIN MUNEKATSU

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    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.

    Provenance

    Robert C. Eldred Auctioneers, Massachusetts, August 1979


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PHILADELPHIA GENTLEMAN