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Japanese Edo Period Bronze and Champleve Goose Form Censer, Mid-19th Century



A charming Japanese bronze incense burner in the form a goose or duck, Edo period, mid-19th century. The well cast fowl stands to two webbed feet, its long neck outstretched, head held aloft, and wide bill open. The folded wings and tail decorated in the champleve technique, featuring enamels of blue, red, yellow and white. The body of the bird displaying a beautiful natural and lacquer patina of mottled deep moss green and chocolate brown to near black. The body is hollow, and would originally have been filled with sand to hold incense. Pewter weights have been added to balance the censer when empty. The wings lift off and serve as the lid of the censer, with a hole in the middle to let the smoke escape.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.25 in. (26.04 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The enamel with some pitting, as expected with age.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894710672583

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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