• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1067

    An Iron and Soft-Metal Incense Burner


    Price Realised  


    An Iron and Soft-Metal Incense Burner
    Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Masaaki
    The globular container iron set on three separately cast feet in the form of monkeys and applied with two additional monkeys that serve as the handles, the container also applied with shakudo and gilt wasps and fruiting branch and with wasps and nest on the opposite side, the domed cover applied with further gilded wasps, hammered with clouds, some pierced for the issuance of smoke, and fixed with a knop in the form of two monkeys at play; interior of the cover lined in silver and fitted with removable interior silver basin; inlaid gilt-metal seal in form of right half of lower signature character below signature chiseled on underside
    6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) high

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