Japanese bronze incense burner (koro) and cover, the ovoid body decorated with swallows among wisteria branches inlaid in silver, copper and gilt. The pierced cover with butterflies and a chrysanthemum (kiku) blossom finial, supported on three legs decorated with mythological beasts and paw feet, 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 Treasures of Imperial Japan, D. Khalili Collection', Metalwork part II, no. 87.
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