Sunday, August 30, 2009


Koro or incense burner in the form of a hare crouching and looking upwards, its ears pointedly alert, of cast and cold chiseled bronze. A cloud form hinges the lid across the back. Late Muromachi–Momoyama Period, 16th century.

Probably admiring the moon, this hare has soft curving lines and extremely fine color. Bronze suiteki or water droppers in the form of rabbits with similarly erect ears were also cast in the 16th century

8" high x 5 3/16" x 3 5

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