A mid to late 19th century Japanese Cloisonné Bronze Censor

A mid to late 19th century Japanese Cloisonné Bronze Censor

Circa 1880
Stock Number: /GSO
Height 73.00 cm [2 ft 5 ins]
Width 75.00 cm [2 ft 6 ins]
£2,400.00

In the form of a Peacock with the head of a cockerel. The back cover perforated to let escape the incense that would have been burnt inside the cavity. The tail and wings are the most decorated with blue, white, red, green and yellow enamel filled recesses or cloisonné.
A similar example can be seen at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, England.