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A2971 Incense burner (koro), with lid, iron / gold / silver / bronze damascene overlay and inlay, possibly Komai workshop, possibly Kyoto, Japan, nineteenth century. Click to enlarge.

Damascene censer (koro) with lid with cartouche of Buddhist arhat and tiger

Made
Japanese damascene bronze tripod Koro or incense burner, with lid. The iron is overlaid and inlaid with gold, silver, and bronze. The lid is separate.

Summary

Object No.

A2971

Object Statement

Incense burner (koro), with lid, iron / gold / silver / bronze damascene overlay and inlay, possibly Komai workshop, possibly Kyoto, Japan, nineteenth century

Physical Description

Japanese damascene bronze tripod Koro or incense burner, with lid. The iron is overlaid and inlaid with gold, silver, and bronze. The lid is separate.

Marks

Signature in gold on base with in double-banded rectangle reads (right to left) Nippon Koku, Kyoto Jyu, Komai Sei (Made by Komai, Living in Kyoto, Japan)

Dimensions

Height

200 mm

Width

132 mm

Depth

125 mm

Weight

1.25 kg

Production

Made

Notes

The maker is possibily Komai Workshop.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1936

Acquisition Date

28 October 1936

Cite this Object

Harvard

Damascene censer (koro) with lid with cartouche of Buddhist arhat and tiger 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/177200>

Wikipedia

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