I am delighted to offer an Original Japanese Koro from the Meiji Period of History (1868- 1912)
This piece is from late Meiji, @ early 1900s
Bronze with verdigris color. The true Japanese term is shibu-ichi and refers to a specific patination technique. As in all traditional Japanese art objects, there was a phenomenally high amount of skill involved in producing this Koro!
It is decorated with raised gilded bamboo stalks and leaves on one side; cherry branches and blossoms, and bonsai on the other
Each of the 3 legs are stylized to correspond with the bamboo, cherry tree and bonsai, as if climbing up from the legs to the body of the koro
The lid fits perfectly and the Koro is in Excellent overall Antique Condition
Signed, and the signature is also gilded.
Stands 4 3/4" high and is 4" diameter; the legs are 1" high