Minogame Incense Burner
19th century Edo
21.5 in.(55cm), W 10 in.(25cm), D 9 in.(23cm)
Condition: base plate replaced, overall very good!
large ornate censer that weights nearly twenty-eight pounds. In keeping with the
ancient ritual of such bronzes, it is finely cast with hand chased details and
gilded gold, illuminated with a protruding dragon wrapping around the vase, below
which is a minogame emerging from the swirling torrent. The censer is dark and
crusted over, well used with residue of incense ashes on the inside, the outer
surface bearing a built-up of encrustation, glistening by metallic gold cloud
and wave highlights on a luscious black patina. The reddish bronze censer is in
excellent condition. See Matching Pair...