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.


Satsuma ware Elephant incense burner

SKU: 273