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A very rare & early Buddhist bronze ewer (kundika)

A very rare & early Buddhist bronze ewer (kundika)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1700: Item # 1098348

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A very rare and interesting, Buddhist bronze ewer (kundika) in classical form w. rounded, oblong body, a short sprout and a long neck. Lid for the opening. There are three circling bands, two on the body and one on the neck. The sprout set with a raised lotus pattern. The piece is of relatively heavy casting and with remains of leaf gilding on black surface. A superb piece and a serious collector’s item. According to its transmitted history the ewer comes from the Buddhist temple, the Chishaku-in in Kyoto. Momoyama-early Edo, ca. 1600. H 24.5 cm, D 12 cm. Condition: Excellent. Wear due to age. Some calcification inside.