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 Condition: Excellent as originally made.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.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection