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.
Origin: Japan Shape: 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.
Origin: China Shape: Pot : Dragon Material: Bronze
Period: Ming dynasty Location: Glenwood South Antiques
Description: Ming dynasty (ca. 1650) bronze incense burner inscribed with characters "Proclaim virtue." Dragon and monster bird in high relief decorate the sides and top. Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm) Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Description: This bronze incense burner is 235 years old from the Ching Dynasty. This piece is very detailed with much symbology. The lid has old chinese coins and bats that represent wealth and happiness. The handle part is a mythological unicorn (Kalin) that represents abundance. Lucky money is surrounded by leaves and flowers. There are also other objects that are believed to be used for Fung-Shui on the burner. The bottom of the container is stamped with varification of the time of this creation. Dimensions: 9 x 8 inches
Origin: China Incense: Stick Shape: Animal : Lion Material: Bronze
Period: Ming Dynasty Location: Rugs-n-relics
Description: This ferocious fellow is a Bronze incense burner from the Chinese Ming period c.1700. It is a figure of the typical lion-dog used to ward off eivil spirits. The head is hinged, and the body was usually partly filled with sand into which the burning joss-sticks (incense) were stuck. With the head hinged back in place- the smoke comes realistically out of the mouth of the figure.
Location: [outdoor] International Buddhist Society
Description: The Bronze Incense Burner graces the courtyard in front of the Main Gracious Hall. The Burner is an exact duplicate of the original which resides in the Beijing Museum. Cast in red bronze, the burner has three storeys and is 3.5 meters high.
Origin: China Incense: Stick Shape: Urn Material: Bronze
Period: 282 AD Location: [outdoor] NingBo Temple
Description: Situated under the Luhua Peak in Taibai Mountains, Asoka Temple is 19 kilometers to the east of Ningbo and is one of the "China Five Buddhist Mountains". It is the only remaining temple in China named after Asoka, the famed Indian Buddhist king. The temple was built in 282 AD and is over 1700 years old.
Period: 577 A.H Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Islamic Art
Description: Incense burner, 1181–1182, Seljuq Jacfar ibn Muhammad ibn cAli, Khorasan (eastern Iran), Iran, Found in Khorasan (eastern Iran), Tay-abad (Kariz), Iran, Cast bronze with openwork decoration, H. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm), L. 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm). The head comes off so that the incense can be placed inside, and the arabesque interlace on the body and neck has been pierced to allow the aroma to escape.
Period: Seljuk Dynasty, 12th Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
Description: height 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.), The lamp or incense burner of unusual shape is decorated with Kufic inscriptions bestowing blessings on the owner. Openwork designs of linked roundels and intertwined palmette scrolls adorn the surface.
Period: mid-1st millennium B.C. Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Ancient Near Eastern Art
Description: H. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm). This bronze incense burner from southwestern Arabia consists of a cylindrical container set on a conical base. Seven spikes extend upward from a high front panel that resembles an architectural facade and bears a depiction in relief of two snakes flanking a round disk set within a crescent.An ibex, separately cast and identifiable by its ridged horns, stands on a plinth that projects from the censer’s front.