Bronze flower vase

Price:  280,00

Charming usubata 薄端 flower vase with a very broad everted mouth. The vase can be displayed two ways as the broad mouth is a separate part. Crafted from light brown patinated bronze with grey accents.

Its cylindrical body decorated with an embossed design of a boy playing on a flute while riding an ox through a mountainous landscape with pine trees. The body flanked by a pair of long ears with stylized dragon heads on top.
The base is round and flat of shape carried by three short feet.

A popular depicted motif based on a series of illustrated short poems known as ‘Ten Ox Herding Pictures’ 十牛図 (jûgyûzu). Used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner’s progress toward enlightenment, and their return to society to enact wisdom and compassion.

Period: Japan – Mid-/Late-Shôwa period (Mid-/Late-20th century).

Height 28.1 cm, Diameter 29.8 cm.
Weight 6.1 kg.

It is in a very good condition with some minor traces of age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Ref. No. : C2165-sp


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