A globular and tripodic Satsuma incense burner designed in rich gosu
and iron red and green enamels with generous gilt detailing. Its collar, decorated
with a leafy motif on an iron red ground, encircles the richly gilt body
sperced with an overall quatrefoil design in cobalt blue. The convex, lobed
lid is fashioned from a single sheet of silver modeled with pawlonia leaves,
flowers in relief and a central rondel of pierced Tokugawa mon. Four foliate
cartouches on the stylized gosu and gilt ground, enclose scenes of ho-o birds
in flight, their long feathered tails major design elements in this marvelous
piece. This Satsuma incense burner is in excellent condition with no problems.
Height: 5", diameter: 6"
19th Century, Japan