An hammered iron incense burner
The property of a Philadelphia gentleman
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
Provenance
Robert C. Eldred Auctioneers, Massachusetts, August 1979

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