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A KORO [INCENSE BURNER]
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A KORO [INCENSE BURNER]

EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

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A KORO [INCENSE BURNER]
Edo Period (17th Century)
Of circular section with inverted rims on a low foot, nashiji ground and fine kin-fun forming a mokume [wood grain] pattern in togidashi-e, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, tsukegaki, silver kanamono, gin-fun, silver kirikane, uchikomi and kimetsuke, depicting pine and flowering plum tree, a stream and rockwork, the interior lined with gilt copper, a copper domed fitted cover pierced with an open basketwork pattern
3 1/8 x 2 3/8in. (7.9 x 6.1cm.)
Literature
Mike and Hiroko Dean, Nihon no Shikki Japanese Lacquer - an Exposition (Kyoto, 1984), no. 63
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Lot Essay

The scene represents the garden of Genji's Rokujo mansion in Chapter 23 'Hatsune' of Genji Monogatari.
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