Japanese bronze incense burner signed Inoue Company Kyoto Meiji period

Japanese bronze incense burner signed Inoue Company Kyoto Meiji period

Code: 10074

Dimensions:

W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 13.5cm (5.3")

£3,850.00 Approx $5295.74, €4508.2

Japanese bronze incense burner (koro) decorated with swallows among wisteria branches inlaid in silver, copper and gilt. The pierced cover with butterflies and a chrysanthemum blossom, the feet cast with mythological beasts, signed in a square seal Inoue sei 井上製 (made by the Inoue Company of Kyoto), Meiji period 1868-1912.

For other metalwork of the Inoue Company see: 'Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasure of Imperial Japan, D. Khalili Collection', Metalwork part II, no. 87.