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Usubata 薄端 flower vase

Price:  550,00

Lavishly ornamented, unusually large and heavy, round dark brown patinated bronze ‘à double usage’ usubata 薄端 flower vase with a very broad everted mouth.

The bottom side of the removable top with an embossed seigaiha青海波 (wave pattern) framed by debossed bamboo stalks ending in bamboo leaves on the rim.

The body with a detailed high relief designs of Chinese landscapes, where on one side the Chinese official, poet and calligrapher Toba is riding his mule towards a temple nestled in the mountains. Flanked by dragon-shaped ears, and resting on three mascaron feet in the shape of the head of a mythical creature.

Marked with a seal ‘Ryôsan’ 陵山.

Size with insert:
Height 33.7 cm, Diameter 35.9 cm.
Weight 9.6 kg.
Late Meiji period / Taishô period (Frist quarter 20th century)
Including original signed and sealed wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

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

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B2744

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