A fine cloisonné koro (incense burner) and cover
Nagoya Workshop, Meiji Period
Supported on three tall tapering feet and intricately worked in silver and gilt wire, with two large shaped panels each enclosing a different kacho-ga scene, one depicting a majestic peacock perched on craggy rockwork whilst its mate struts on the ground and the other side showing egrets wading in an iris pond and more egrets and wagtails in flight among trailing wisteria, separated by smaller lobed panels of confronting ho-o, all reserved on a purple ground of scrolling flowerheads, the cover articulated in the form of a chrysanthemum blossom and surmounted by chrysanthemum knop; unsigned. 28cm x 23.2cm (11in x 9 1/8in). (2).