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A pair of Japanese Meiji period Bronze vases

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials Bronze
Dimensions
H. 9.45 in;
H. 24 cm;
Condition Good. Excellent
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A pair of Japanese Meiji period (1869-1912) bronze vases with multi-metal decoration of roses and poppies, surrounded by butterfly. Gold, silver, copper, shakudo and shibuichi are masterfully used to depict the colours of the flowers and leaves.

Rose
Roses are globally recognized to represent love and devotion.

Poppy
Poppies tend to symbolize a fun approach to life, and of course they have connections to opium, while opium was popular all over the world during the Meiji period Japan banned it’s use.

Butterfly
The butterfly is a common symbol in Japanese art, it represents good luck, good health and prosperity.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number INKP23
Incollect Reference Number 358328
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