Condition: Excellent

Antique Japanese Bronze Koro | Incense Burner/Cencer | 19th Century

There were several types of Koro, such as the incense burner, for perfuming interiors, clothes, hair, and various kinds of boxes for the storage of specialized incense. This small round Koro is an exceptional piece having a wonder patina of the bronzing. Around the base is a foliated motif, representing a lotus leaves in relief. It has its original reticulated lid with a basket weave pattern throughout the surface of the lid. This piercing allows the smoke/fragrance to escape from the container. It has a functioning loop handle with a bamboo motif on it’s surface. The piece is incised on the base with a Kyoto makers seal indicating it was made between 1890-1900.  Condition: Excellent as originally made. Dimensions: 3-3/4” dia. x 4-0”h.

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