Impressive Japanese Bronze Koro

By Seimin, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

the flattened spherical lobed body cast with twelve cartouches featuring the Zodiac animals, the lid surmounted by an eagle standing on a rock with outspread wings, the incense burner supported by a coiled dragon, signed ‘大日本文政年整珉鑄’ ‘Dai-Nihon Bunsei-nen Seimin-chu’ (Great Japan Bunsei Era Casted by Seimin)

height 58.5 cm
The Collection of a Gentleman, Sydney
Murata Seimin, 1st generation (1818-1837), was a well known Edo artist. Seimin cast the 500 Arhats at Kenchōji Temple in Kyoto. This koro most probably cast by the 3rd generation Seimin, at the end of the 19th century
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
  • sold $6,600 Incl BP
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