A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century (4)
Lot 401*
A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover
Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000

Lot Details
A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century (4) A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century (4) A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century (4)
A fine squat iron globular koro (incense burner) and en-suite cover
Attributed to Saida Junkodo, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century
Finely worked in the uchidashi (repoussé) technique with a writhing three-clawed dragon gripping a tama (jewel), its body partially enveloped in swirling clouds, the en-suite cover reticulated with a formation of clouds, with a removable interior silver liner, signed on the base with a seal probably reading Junkodo 純幸堂 overlapping with another seal (illegible) beneath; with a wood storage box titled on the lid Tetsu uchidashi Unryu koro (Iron embossing incense burner with design of a dragon and clouds) and certified inside the lid Meijiki no kishokachi aru saku nari, Kaishu shiki 明治期の稀少価値ある作也 介州識 (a precious work of art made in the Meiji era, recorded by Kaishu) with seal Kaishu 介州. 10.2cm x 13.5cm (4in x 5¼in). (4).

Footnotes

  • Junkodo was the workshop name of Saida Kozo (1882-1949) of Kanazawa, a maker of export metalwork, whose career overlapped for a time with that of Yamada Sobi (Muneyoshi, 1871-1916) of Kaga from Ishikawa Prefecture, a pioneer in the application of the uchidashi (repoussé) technique.

    Kaishu 介州 is Takahashi Kaishu 高橋介州 (1905-2004), a metalworker from Kanazawa who excelled at the Kaga inlay technique. Kaishu served as director of Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum from 1962 to1971 and went on to establish and direct the Kaga Metalworkers' Association in 1972, becoming a major supporter of young craftsmen. In 1982 he was named Ishikawa-ken Mukei Bunkazai (Intangible Cultural Heritage in Ishikawa Prefecture) for his inlay technique.

    For a similarly hammered iron koro by Myochin Muneyoshi, see Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Daigaku Bijutsukan, Odoroki no Meiji kogei (Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art), Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppansha, 2016, no.83.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
A successful bidder at this sale will be required to pay Bonhams 1793 Limited ("Bonhams") a premium calculated as follows:

25% on the first £175,000 of the hammer price
20% on the excess of £175,001 and up to £3,000,000 of the hammer price
12.5% on the excess of £3,000,001 of the hammer price
VAT at 20% will be payable on the amount of the premium.

The premium is payable for the services to be provided by Bonhams in the Buyer's Agreement which is contained in the catalogue for this Sale and for the opportunity to bid for the Lot at the Sale.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840
Similar Items