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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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Incense burner, or kōro, with an entrance gate amid trees

Glossary (3)

cloisonné, koro, kōro

  • cloisonné

    Decorative technique in which wires are attached to a metal body and coloured enamels are applied between the wires.

  • koro

    A Japanese incense burner.

  • kōro

    A Japanese incense burner.

Location

    • Second floor | Room 36 | Japan

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  • Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912 by Oliver Impey and Joyce Seaman

    Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period

    Baluster shaped incense burner with a lid pierced as a chrysanthemum. A building appears amid trees in a landscape in gold wire on a green ground. Signed; Kyōto Namikawa on a silver tablet.

    Turning to landscape as a subject, in the early 1900s, Yasuyuki was almost obliged to use shaded backgrounds, which he had usually avoided before. In this gold-wired incense burner, there is another new technique, the use of triangular cross-sections of wire set in the picture end on, to act as leaves or flower-petals.

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