Japanese Antique Signed Bronze Silver Gold Chokin Fusion Vase Pheasant & Maple
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Japanese Antique Signed Bronze Silver Gold Chokin Fusion Vase Pheasant & Maple:
An impressive Japanese bronze vasedating to the Taisho Era (c. 1925). It is a thick bronze with gold and silver chokin reliefimages of a pheasant perched on the branch of a maple tree, looking back at two blooming chrysanthemums. On one side is the artist's signature Seihou (meaning "bright peak," see picture 5).
Chokin is the ancient Japanese art of engravingbronze and gilding it with precious gold and silver. This art form dates back over 700 years in Japan. The engravings were originally created to decorateshrines, temples and the armament of samurai warriors.
This bronze vase has been well used yet well loved,with adeep patina, and with the exception of a few scratches and three indentations (see pictures 6 & 7) it remains overall infine condition It is water tight and would make a magnificent center piece with or without flowers. It measures 9 1/2" high by 5 3/4" wide (24 x14.5 cm).
You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 14 days of receipt.
Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 32 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. Returns must be shipped back within 14 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before offerding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.