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Pure Silver Reticulated Praying Mantis Jizai Myochin

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Pure Silver Reticulated Praying Mantis Jizai Myochin

A rare sterling silver jizai object by Myochin Hiroyoshi. The Myochin lineage is famous for producing high quality armor and during the late Edo to Meiji, the need for armor decreased and the family began to produce a series of reticulated objects from sea creatures to insects.

Age: Meiji-Taisho Period.

Width:2.5" Length 4.75" Height 3.5" Weight:15g

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