It rests on 5 feet and is made up of 3 parts. This bronze incense burner is finely chiselled represents, on the detachable lid, a Shoki armed with his spear and slaying an oni maintained under his foot. On one side of the bowl, on a background of pines and jars at his feet, shoki defends a courtesan. On the other side and on a background of mountains and pines a monk with his attendant is pouring water into a jar. 2 carved handles hold the bowl. Despite the size, the whole is of great finesse of carving.
Period: Edo / Meiji late 19th century.
Height: 97cm. (38").
Price : on request