Two decorative handles flank this impressive copper brazier. Most likely used for burning incense at a temple, it is the art on the sides that bring it to life.
Two men in fine garments play Go, while a child looks on between them. To the side, equipment for making matcha tea is present. Nearby there is an onlooker - this may be a depiction of the classic Go Eternals, a story in which a man watches the Gods play Go and is so transfixed that he becomes an old man (his ax becomes rusty in his hand and falls apart, etc).
Other sides have different scenes, complete with landscapes, flowering trees, and the whole features ornately detailed work.
There is a signature stamped on the underside, as well as one on the art itself. There is a single issue in the scrollwork pattern where some corrosion seems to have occurred, please see the photo.
We know that it can take years to burn enough incense to fill such an urn, so the ash has been included (about 3 pounds) and fills the urn 4 inches deep. We do not know the specific contents, so it is bagged up and you can choose to keep it or not.
7.5in wide at the base, 10in wide at the top rim (not including handles), about 10in tall, the urn itself about 7.5in deep. About 10lb when empty.
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