As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to bring you this magical large and high quality Meiji period 1868-1912 Koro on stand, artist signed and from the Nogawa company , the main body of this delightful stylish Koro is formed from solid 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 other mixed alloys depicting a wonderful pair of cockerels to one side and an exquisite floral display to the other, the tall slender legs and the stylized handles depicting thunder clouds are all silver inlaid, with further silver inlaid geometric banding to the upper body, the dome shaped heavy shakudo lid is decorated with inlaid mixed metal fans and implements associated with the lucky Gods, further surmounted by a fine quality mixed metal finial depicting a rat upon Daikoku’s mallet, this super Koro has survived since the Meiji Period with its original pierced and carved hardwood base intact, an absolute delight, and the largest of three shakudo Koro from a single collection . Circa 1900.
Provenance: Formerly part of a high quality UK private collection having previously been supplied by ourselves.
The condition is exquisite .
Approximate Max Sizes
Height: 10.5″ 26.5 cm
Width: 6 1/8″ 15.5 cm
Depth: 5″ 12.7 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.