A beautiful little antique japanese bronze censer with dragon side handles, signed on the underside, circa 1910-1920. measures 5 inches at the widest, 3 inches high; 13 x 8 cms.
japanese bronze koros or incense burners were traditionally used for the burning of dry incense during the tea ceremony.
censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense. these vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction. they may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres high. in many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.
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