Japanese Bronze Vase with mixed metal decoration

NG81015 Japanese bronze incense burner in the charming cast form of a stylized egret standing on one leg with the left leg extended up and forward, the head held back with the long beak pointing heavenward, fine detail and patina, the body serves as the incense receptacle with detachable wing cover having individual feather and key fret border detail and the main smoke aperture being the mouth, complete with a wood base wired to the bronze for stability. Fine genuine patina, two of the three wing apertures encrusted, evidence of minor repairs, otherwise fine condition. 10” High. Early 20th Century. $2,000.

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