Bronze censer

AA-318763
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Imposing brown patina bronze censer depicting a Shishi standing on a flower garden with his mouth open holding a sphere (koro) with paws with a perforated silver lid. Rectangular base with engraved band supported by four wavy feet. Composed of three pieces: the base, the Shishi and the sphere....
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Imposing brown patina bronze censer depicting a Shishi standing on a flower garden with his mouth open holding a sphere (koro) with paws with a perforated silver lid. Rectangular base with engraved band supported by four wavy feet. Composed of three pieces: the base, the Shishi and the sphere. The Komainu 狛 犬 or Shi Shi are most commonly found as pairs of guardians at the entrance to Buddhist temples and shrines in Japan, usually one with their mouth open and the other closed, apparently chanting Buddhist words with symbolic meanings. Provenance: Japan Period: Meiji late 19th century. Dimensions: 42 x 23 x 20 cm. State of cons