Incense Burner (kōro) with Design of Grasses, Cherry Blossoms and Butterflies

Artist: Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637)
Date: 17th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Square with sunken panels on all sides and bottom; four moulded feet; light brown clay; yellow glaze; decoration of flowers, grasses and butterflies in green and dark blue; perforated iron cover (Kyoto ware)
Dimensions: H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); W. sq. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification: Ceramics
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.643a, b

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