Gilt Bronze Tripod Incense Burner with Lotus

c. 1650
$1,880 USD SOLD
W: 5.5" D: 4.0" H: 4.5"
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A refined aristocrat may once have used this unique bronze incense burner. It was made during the Edo period, but incense has been part of Japanese culture since ancient times. In the twelfth century it became popular for aristocratic warriors to hold ceremonies where guests took turns comparing the unique aroma of different types of incense.

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