Japanese Antique 130 Yr Old Meiji Era Bronze Ikebana Usubata Fu Dogs
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Japanese Antique 130 Yr Old Meiji Era Bronze Ikebana Usubata Fu Dogs:
Aspecial Japanese bronzevase from themid Meiji period (c. 1880)used for ikebana flower arranging and known as an usubata.The three feet are in the forms of stylized fu dogs with outstretched tongues (seepicture 4).There is a removable watertight top section (see pictures6-7) in which the arrangement was crafted and then set into the base vase.
This vase has beenwell usedyetwell loved and has a very warm bronze patina that onlygenerations of affection could apply.It has been lovingly cared for throughout many generations in Japan and, with the exception of a few very minor reductions to its aged patina, remains inexcellent condition. Use it for another generation and hand it down to the next. Enjoy the enlarged pictures and feel free to ask questions. Stands 10"high by 10 1/2" across (25 by26.5 cm). It is avery fine piece of Meiji Era bronze workmanship and weighs over7 pounds.
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