An inlaid iron koro (incense burner) and cover By Ikkoku Kajima II (1846-1925), Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot 3297
An inlaid iron koro (incense burner) and cover By Ikkoku Kajima II (1846-1925), Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 30,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
An inlaid iron koro (incense burner) and cover By Ikkoku Kajima II (1846-1925), Meiji period (late 19th century)
An inlaid iron koro (incense burner) and cover
By Ikkoku Kajima II (1846-1925), Meiji period (late 19th century)
The iron body of square bombé form set on four cabriole legs and applied with two upright loop handles and fitted with a slightly domed cover surmounted by a magnolia-bud finial, the body decorated with two kidney-shaped panels with a heron on a willow branch above blossoming flowers and a kingfisher and chrysanthemums, all designed in gold, silver, copper and shakudo takazogan on a shibuichi ground, the surrounding areas and cover decorated with tightly scrolling vines and chrysanthemum and cherry florets in gold and silver nunomezogan, the handles with geometric patterns and cherry-blossom lozenges and the rim with a band of key frets also in gold nunomezogan, the finial silver with leaves in silver, shakudo and gold, signed in seal form on the underside Mitsutaka; silver liner
6 1/2in (16.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a similar incense burner by Ikkoku, see Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley, eds., The Nasser D. Khalili Collection, vol. 2, Metalwork, Part 1 (London, 1995), no. 45
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