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Age : Edo era, from a middle period to latter period.(1730~1867)
This koro is the same high-level goods as the work of art museum possession of Japan.
This incense burner is known as "Akoda-melon shape" due to its lobe-shaped bulky body which resembles a melon.
The Hoya(globe) and Otoshi(holder)are made from brass.
The condition of this incense burner is in excellent and very rare item.
The Hoya(globe)is decorated in "Mutsu-me kago ami"(woven basket in a hexagon shape).
The body is decorated in gold and shibuichi raised lacquer work with Japanese river and a heron.
The base is decorated in nashi-ji makie finish.
The incense burner which appears also in the Tale of Genji, it is used for perfume kimono by burning incense.
It comes with original wooden kiri-box,Tomobako.
Measurements about : 8.8cm(3.46")Body Diameter, 7cm(2.75")Tall.