Asian Art Auction

June 18, 2010

LOT 47
A Fine Pair of Bronze Kirin Censers, Koro, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
  • A Fine Pair of Bronze Kirin Censers, Koro, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
  • A Fine Pair of Bronze Kirin Censers, Koro, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century

47

A Fine Pair of Bronze Kirin Censers, Koro, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century

Each a mirror-image of the other and raised on four slender legs emanating from monster masks, the squat body with wide funnel neck entwined with a three-clawed dragon, the shoulder with inverted ‘U’ handles, all on a dense geometric ground, the pierced cover with a finely cast kirin holding a pearl with long flowing tassels
height 18.3" — 46.5 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $3,120

Provenance:

Private Westmount Collection, Quebec

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art