As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to bring you this diminutive but high quality Meiji period 1868-1912 Shakudo Koro on stand,artist signed and from the Nogawa company, the delightful six sided Koro is formed from shakudo, an alloy perfected by the Japanese swordsmiths in the 16th century by mixing gold with bronze to reach the blue black patination so highly coveted today, the Koro is inlaid with gold, silver and mixed alloys depicting a pair of cockerels to one side and a mountainous village scene and temple gate to the other, the stylized legs and handles are further inlaid as well as silver inlaid geometric banding to the body and lid, the lid is decorated with inlaid mixed metal flowers and butterflies, the finial a mixed metal Cockerel, this super little Koro has survived since the Meiji Period with its original pierced and carved hardwood base intact, an absolute delight, and the first of three solid shakudo Koro from a single collection that had been previously supplied by us.
Formerly part of a high quality UK private collection and previously supplied by ourselves.
Condition report :
The condition is exquisite .
Height: 4.3/4″ 12 cm
Width: 3 3/8″ 9 cm
Depth: 2 1/8″ 5.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.