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Japanese Antique Pair of Large Bronze Warrior Censors

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1174525
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Antique pair of dramatic bronze censors, each with a warrior seated on top, the surface of each censor is decorated all over with ornate damascene (metal inlay) patterns, standing on four feet on stand inlaid with dragon, each leg is inlaid with the face of an oni (demon protector), each warrior sits on a rocky outcropping with hidden holes to allow incense smoke to escape dramatically around the figure, Meiji Period. Provenance: from the estate of the late designer Michael Taylor. Size of each: 24 1/2" high x 13 1/4" wide x 13 1/4" deep