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An exquisite, miniature Japanese silver and multi metal miniature Koro

Documentation Signed
Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials Iron, Gold, Shakudo, Shibuichi, Silver
H. 6.69 in;
H. 17 cm;
Condition Good. Good
Description This spectacular miniature Koro is an example of Japanese Meiji-era metal work craftsmanship at its absolute best. (The reign of Emperor Meiji lasted from 1868 to 1912.)

The Koro is decorated with numerous precious metals (Silver, Gold, Shakudo, Shibuichi) and more and uses a number of different techniques in it’s application including inlaid and onlaid multi-metal work.

It measures 17cm in height on it’s hard wood stand. Just 13cm in height off it.

The four sided Koro has two main decorative panels. One depicting a Samurai archer, resplendent in his finest armoury. He is crouching as if taking a break and surveying his surroundings. He has a large Sword across his back and on his chest plate, a gold Mon emblem of a dragon. At the front of his helmet is the Shimazu crest.

Meanwhile, on the opposite side, a single black crow is perched in front of a Gold full moon.

The two smaller, end panels, one with a spectacular, mythical Ho Ho bird and the other with a pair of flying dragons.

Signed to the base with the names of Hamano and Masayoshi.

Condition: Fantastic condition. Please feel free to contact us to discuss in further detail.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental
Dealer Reference Number KPME51
Incollect Reference Number 430030
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