The Size of Koro: 9 13/16" High, Drum size 3 3/4" Wide. This is very rare and handsome Japanese Iroe Bizen Kankodori(cockerel) Koro. During Edo period, Late Edo, 18 th to 19th Century. Bizen Clan was making this type Koro for High class Samurai and rich merchants. Koro was made with bisque body and later they were painted with Iroe (color pigments). This style Koro, a cockerel on the top of Drum is called, "Kankodori Koro". Kanko is drum used for getting the attention for the government by beating outside the palace in ancient China. However, when the bird sitting on the drum which mean the peace is upon their government and doing good governing. It is the symbol of Peace. The Koro consisting of two parts. The chicken and Koro Cover is one part. Drum and Drum stand is another part. Top part will fit well into the lower part. There is repaired section on Chicken Crest as photo No. 5 th on additional second page. The tail section has restoration with adding a couple of missing section. Please see the photo No.9 and 10 on additional second page. Other than these restored area, Koro is excelent condition. Old Bizen item often has this kind restoration since they are very fragile. It came with wooden box(awasebako) as third page photo No. 7 and No.8 where top part will fit into the section. If the item without any repair, it will run the price much as $12,000 to 15,000.00.
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