Koro (incense burner) in the shape of persimmon in black lacquer with a gold, silver and red lacquer decor in hira maki-e of a ladybug on a leaf, a grasshopper and a bee in the middle of flowering branches. Inside of the lid in nashi-ji lacquer. The grill of the furnace in black and gold lacquer.
Japan, Meiji (1868-1912)
Measures: height 3.74in, diameter 2.76in
Provenance Charles Cartier Besson.