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Antique Japanese Bronze Meiji Period Dragon Incense Censor C.1890

Antique Japanese Bronze Meiji Period Dragon Incense Censor C.1890


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1279502

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku


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 $1,100.00 
$1100

Exceptional and rare Meiji Period C.1890 bronze Shachihoko or mythical dragon carp Koro or incense censor. . Shachi or Shachihoko were frequently used as roof ornaments in the Edo period (1600-1868) and found atop castles, tower gates, and samurai homes. These fish-shaped ornaments are placed at both ends of the main roof ridge, with the male Shachi placed on the left and the female Shachi on the right. The creatures are thought to provide protection against fire, as they are attributed with the power to control rain. This dragon /carp has a lid on the upper tail. Not sure if it is original or if it has been replaced. Piece is in excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.