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JAPANESE SOLID SILVER KORO/INCENSE BURNER IN THE FORM OF A HAWK

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this fine quality Meiji Period 1868-1912 , solid Silver Koro (incense burner) in the form of  a standing Hawk, the Bird is finely chiselled throughout the feathered detail and stands upon gilded legs , the tail feathers are highlighted in Shakudo , the eyes also picked out in gilt and Shakudo detail as well as its Beak , the solid Silver vessel has a pierced cut out oval panel upon his back enabling the hollow Koro to be filled with incense , the pierced panel allows the scent to escape , the Bird comes complete with its original silk lined Tomobako (storage box) the box is inscribed Nanryo Taka Koro ( a refined silver incense burner of a Hawk ) the silver has age patinated to that gorgeous steel blue colour that only Japanese high grade silver seems to go , a highly decorative and unusual item that would enhance your Japanese works of art or Okimono collection .

Provenance :

Private European collection having previously been supplied by ourselves .

Condition report :

The condition is superb throughout !

Approximate sizes :

Height: 6.5″ 17 cm

Length  9″    23 cm

Depth   3.5″  9 cm

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .

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