Rare and massive Satsuma ware elephant Koro, incense burner.
In the form of a richly caparisoned elephant, finely decorated in enamel and gilt, the noble beast striding forward in an elaborate jewelled harness depicting literati scenes, his back applied with a temple-shaped censer and removable silver cover.
Meiji period, late 19th century.
Height: 38.6 cm
Signed: Kizan with Satsuma cross mark
Condition: some age wear, generally in good condition.