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Title Incense Burner
Catalog Number GWVS-25.23.57
Description Peacock Incense Burner. This exquisite piece is a censor composed of iron and bronze and the alloys shakudo, shibuichi and hie-iro. It is the work of five associate artists and received the highest award at the Barcelona Exhibition in 1888 for its artistic skill and perfect workmanship. The Koro was done in part by a pupil of the great Miochin who lived in the 12th century and who was the greatest armourer of his time. Another artisan, Ippu, did the fine inlaid work of gold and silver which forms a rich ornamentation around the top. The delicate chasing and carving was executed by Ito Katsumi and Sugiyama of Tokio and Suzuki Chokichi, one of the greatest living metal artists of Japan cast the bronze base. - Taken from a scrapbook page with "The Selection of Curios")
Artist CHOKICHI, Suzuki
Artist 2 SUGIYAMA of Tokyo, IPPU, KATSUMI, Ito
Object Name Metal
Date circa 1888
Medium Alloyed Metal
Dimensions H-22.5 W-12.5 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
Museum George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
On Exhibit Yes, G. W. V. Smith Art Museum, Japanese Decorative Arts Gallery