Fine Japanese gilt and patinated mixed metal koro

meiji period, seal mark to base

The iron koro of spherical form, intricately reticulated in gilt patinated scrolling foliage, with two patinated reserves, one depicting rakan, the other birds in a mountainous landscape, with a pull-off lid surmounted by a pair of songbirds, supported by three finely modelled bronze oni figures, raised on hardwood base.

H: 14 in.


Estate of Marvin Lundy, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Orb- some light rubbing to patina, one bird broken at legs but still attached.
Stand very good condition and quality.

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Sold for $56,250 (buyer's premium included)