Sunday, August 30, 2009


Kōro or incense burner in the form of a large dancing bull carrying bundled brushwood on its back, of cast and cold chiseled bronze with gold eyes. Signed with a chiseled inscription on the back: Yokokawa Eikyū Saku...Kanazawa Jū, or Made by Yokokawa Eikyu of Kanazawa. Late Edo Period, circa 1825.
An extremely fine and large Edo bronze censor. The silky surface of the bull ripples with power, and contrasts with the treatment of the massively bundled wood.
13-5/8" high x 17-1/2" long x 11" deep.

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