Sunday, August 30, 2009


Koro or incense burner in the form of a seated deer stretching its neck upwards and crying to the moon, the lid in the form of a reishi fungus of immortality which has fallen onto the deer's back, of cast and cold chiseled bronze.With a double storage box.
Edo Period, late 17th - early 18th century.
The reishi suggests immortality and long life, associations reinforced by the belief that deer were the companions of the god of longevity, Jurojin. Executed with great delicacy and feeling, the deer gracefully calls to the moon.
8.5" high x 5.5" wide x 3.75" deep.

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