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 Treasures of Imperial Japan, D. Khalili Collection', Metalwork part II, no. 87.
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