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An exquisite Japanese Bronze and multi metal vase depicting a Samurai Archer

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 6.3 in; H. 18.11 in; D. 6.3 in;
W. 16 cm; H. 46 cm; D. 16 cm;
Condition Good. Good
Description An exquisitely detailed Meiji Period (1868-1912) Japanese Bronze vase with inlaid and onlaid multimetal decoration.
One panel shows a wealthy and fashionable high ranking samurai archer, he is identified as a samurai from the pair of swords worn at his waist. He wears a Hikitate-Eboshi on his head, a hat adopted by the warrior classes as they rose to power, and deer skin can be seen around his waist, a popular and fashionable material in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The opposing side is decorated with an artistically accomplished scene of three sparrows in flight, the unusual angles and scientific accuracy of the portrayal makes it one of the best examples we have seen of this common subject.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental
Dealer Reference Number KPME53
Incollect Reference Number 434801
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