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Japanese Multi-Metal Box with Owl in Tree

Japanese Multi-Metal Box with Owl in Tree


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1306371

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A copper-patinated bronze and multi-metal covered box of rectangular form on four, small foliate feet. On its lid, an owl in high relief is perched on a fruit-bearing tree overlooking a shallow lotus pond. A silver-inlaid crescent moon, darkened by chiseled clouds, heightens the mystery inherent in this nocturnal scene. The brilliancy of the imagery is conveyed through the use of chiseled and incised metals - silver, gold, shakudo and copper. This marvelous box is in excellent condition with no dents, loss or restoration. Inoue silver signature plaque on base. Length: 5.5", width: 3.75" Meiji Period, Japan