incense burner

Part of a koro or incense burner. It is believed to have been made or collected in Japan, the date is unknown. The burner is shaped to resemble a bird, possibly a stork or swan. Briefly, its features consist of; a long neck with head and open beak; contour and flight feathers on the body; and large webbed feet.

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