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RARE JAPANESE BRONZE INCENSE BURNER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1132591

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This rare Japanese bronze incense burner is a mid or late Meiji period product. It depicts a crane resting on an upside down lotus leaf. A small snail is sitting on the leaf as well. The hollow body of the crane is used as burner; the wings can be removed to put incense inside. The open beak and small holes under the feathers will let the smoke out. There is a polished bronze inlay crest on the crane’s head and small bronze points on the feathers. It is 8 ¾” high and 7” wide at the base of the lotus leaf. It is in excellent condition.