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鶏香炉
Incense Burner in the Shape of a Rooster

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Copper alloy with enamels, gilding, and silvering
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Cloisonné
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.193a–c
Not on view
This incense burner in the shape of a rooster represents a high point of Edo enameling only rarely found on objects of this size. Except for the head and feet, the rooster's form was not molded but hammered from a sheet of copper alloy. The surface is embellished by intricate chasing on gilded and silvered copper. The
enameling is a result of the champlevé technique, in which silica paste colored by various metallic oxides is set in grooves that are hammered or chiseled out of the metal base, rather than being held by wire soldered onto the base, as in cloisonné.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," July 2, 2005–November 29, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: Two Decades of Collecting Japanese Art," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Drama of Eyes and Hands: Sharaku's Portraits of Kabuki Actors," September 20, 2007–March 24, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Animals, Birds, Insects, and Marine Life in Japanese Art," June 26, 2008–November 30, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.

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