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Japanese Antique Multi-Metal Box with Sparrows Cavorting among Grasses

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1343315

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022

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A bronze and multi-metal covered box of rectangular form on four sculpted feet. Its side panels are overlaid with butterflies fluttering in clusters and detailed in sumptuous silver, gold and patinated bronze. The main visual on the cover is a lively bouquet of wild flowers and grasses set against a silvery full moon. Two small sparrows cavort among the grasses. The sharp chiseled work and use of quality metals are characteristic of the master metallurgist Miyabe Atsuyoshi, his incised signature on the base. This handsome covered box is in excellent condition with silver-lined interiors. Length: 5.25â€, width: 3.75†Meiji Period, Japan