Sunday, August 30, 2009


An Iron and Soft-Metal Incense Burner
Meiji period (late 19th century), signed
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
shakudoand 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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