An inlaid silver tripod koro (incense burner) and cover By Shoun, Meiji Period
Lot 509*
An inlaid silver tripod koro (incense burner) and cover By Shoun, Meiji Period
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 8,802) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inlaid silver tripod koro (incense burner) and cover By Shoun, Meiji Period
Fine Metalwork from an English private collection
(Lots 503-511)
An inlaid silver tripod koro (incense burner) and cover
By Shoun, Meiji Period
Supported on three squat legs, the body decorated in kebori and nikubori and inlaid with shibuichi and gilt takazogan with three Chinese pavilions beside a stone drum-bridge, set amidst landscape, the tiered roofs appearing through the thick pine foliage, the mountains in the distance and rockwork in the foreground picked out in katakiribori; the domed pierced cover carved with clouds, the interior silver lined, signed Shoun saku.
13cm (5 1/16in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 中国山水図透蓋銀香炉 照雲作 明治時代

    The scene depicted is possibly a reference to the three famous pavilions of Ancient China: 滕王閣 (The Pavilion of Prince Teng), 黃鶴樓 (The Yellow Crane Tower) and 岳陽樓 (The Yueyang Tower), as illustrated in paintings by the Yuan Dynasty painter Xia Yong (active mid-14th century).
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