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Japanese Satsuma Incense Burner

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 1075368

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Japanese Satsuma Incense Burner
Japanese Meiji Period (19th century) big and fine Satsuma Koro (Incense Burner ) with a big sculpture of Shishi on top of a lid. Two handles over the sides of the Koro are made in a shape of beasts . The feet have symbolic decorations and two sides with handles have decorations and clouds, there are two big shields, one with an aristocrat old man (probably a teacher) and children (students) , with fence and mountains on the background. The other side is decorated with a gorgeous shield with flying ducks, a river-scape, plants over coast and sun. Four bats are painted over corners over frames of each shield. The pierced lid has four mon-shaped openings and symbolic decorations over sides. The body of shishi is finely decorated with a tiny relieved white enamel circles and rich gilding 11 1/2" tall 6 3/4" wide x 5" deep

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