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Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller 44.159.067.7558

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A Meiji period bell casket by the Nogowa foundary

$ 28,405
  • Description
    An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,
    Of typical form with a shibuichi ground worked in shakudo, silver and gold with a central continuous frieze showing a 3-toed dragon amongst roiling clouds and spume-flecked waves, the shoulders with fields of shakudo bosses between triple vertical lines, the knop formed by paired dragons heads bearing a flaming tama, stamped with the Nagowa foundry mark.
    Japanese, circa 1880.


    Footnote: For a similar temple bell see The Nasser Khalili Collection of Japanese Art -Metalwork part 1,Kibo Foundation, London, 1995, illustration no 75.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 19th Century
    Creation Date: 1880
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 274170
  • Dimensions
    H. 6.5 in;
    H. 16.51 cm;
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