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Incense burner in the shape of the mythical lion

UnknownEdo period, 17th century

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

This incense burner is shaped a mythical lion from fine-grained sticky clay, engraved fine-line fur on its body and tail, coated with iron glaze except the hem and the bottom. It is made very carefully and shows its figure with a lot of variety. It is said to be Seto ware. This is a masterpiece in the collection of the Tachibana family.

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