Description: Imari porcelain incense burner with geometric design, underglaze blue, 3 very small petty feet. size: max.dia. 5.2 cm height 4.2 cm. date: 1690-1710(estimated)
Item # 3
Origin: JapanShape: Pot Material: Porcelain
Description: It was made about twenty years ago by one of the Nitten’s top potters-Shizuto Teraike(1933-). Very much in Tomomoto’s hakuji style, this koro stands on three feet and has six relief nodes on the upper shoulder. 9.1cm.tall and 10.8cm.across- signed in cobalt blue on the base
Description: Hagi Kiku Incense Burner- Sakata Deika Kiln. The hakogaki(signed box) here says, Hagi Kiku Koro, Deika-gama zo or A Chrysanthemum Hagi Incense Burner by the Deika kiln. Designed and supervised by Deika, this piece was made by his apprentice(possibly his son, the next Deika or an unknown master craftsman) and has a delightful light tangerine colored glaze over very refined clay. The lid has openwork in festive circular patterns. Quite sturdy resting on three small feet. The shape and color also resemble a pumpkin. Stamped on bottom Deika-gama.
Description: Melon-shaped incense burner with design of autumn grasses in maki-e.
Maki-e is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo brush.
(see also items #549 and #596)
Description: Elaborate Japanese bronze koro or incense burner, c. 1900. Highly detailed rendering of two dynamic foo-dogs on the side panels and one sitting regally on top. Exquisite braided handles. Cleverly stamped on the underside. Dimensions: 10” high, 4.5” wide, 4” deep.
Description: This is an iron incense burner with tripod feet. The top is inlaid with a silver design of one of the chapter symbols from the Tale of Genji. There is also a cutout design of rising smoke on the lid where the incense smoke is released. Size: 5” diameter x 3.75” tall
Description: Old hexagonal incense burner in satsuma, with different hand painted human characters on each face, enamelled and gilded with fine gold. The lid is surmounted by a dog gilded with fine gold. Stamp in lower part. Sumptuous colors and extreme smoothness in the decoration. Height: 15cm. Length and width: 11cm. Width of a face: 5,5cm.
Item # 11
Origin: JapanShape: Pot : Dog Material: Porcelain
Period: early 20th Location: Private
Description: Old incense burner in satsuma, with hand painted human characters, enamelled and gilded with fine gold. The incense burner is on three feet, The two handles are decorated with a dog's head and its openwork lid has a dog on the top. Stamp in lower part. Sumptuous colors and extreme smoothness in the decoration. Height: 15cm. Length: 13cm. Width: 11cm.
Item # 12
Origin: JapanShape: Bowl : Eagle Material: Bronze
Period: 1870 Location: Kahlili Collection
Description: This massive bronze koro and cover featuring a large eagle as its finial is designed as a bowl supported by 3 muscular demons standing on a rockwork base. Size 280 x 130 cm. Signed Kako, the art-name of Suzuki Chokichi (1848-1919)
Period: 19th Location: TinnyFisher’s Antiques, Mountain View, HI
Description: A 19th century bronze center piece or type of incense burner. Made up of three individual pieces, and covered with birds, flowers and other images, it is done in a classic incense burner style with added ornatmentation. It stands 10 3/4” high, 6 1/2” at the widest. The base is a wide ring with figures between the OG curved legs of the ornate stand attached to the base. The legs have lotus leaves embossed on the knees. The base holds a lotus blossom cup, inside of the cup rest the bowl of the burner with dragon handles and embossed arrangment of flowers, vines, braches, leaves and birds.
Description: Hut shaped bronze incense holder with removable roof dating to the first part of the 20th century. Vents in the roof and two windows allow the smoke to escape. The miniature building is propped up on four realistic posts and punctured by a round latticed window on one side, a large square window on the other. The entire piece is given a mud wall like texture. The thatched roof is peaked with a bundle of three logs cast separately from the main body. There is one pinhole in the bronze just below the circular window. The house measures 4 inches (10cm) wide, 3-1/2 inches (9cm) deep, 3-1/2 inches,(9cm) tall.