Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
Bronze and Multi-Metal Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: item # 887592

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Bronze and Multi-Metal Box
A round bronze and multi-metal box with sentoku interior and silver mounts. On its lid, in high relief on a copper-patinated ground and enclosed within a flower -shaped cartouche, a crane flies over a lotus-laden pond. Wild grasses inlaid in silver, gilt and bronze complete the visual. Draped along the exterior, lappets depict rippling of the pond in low-relief chiseling. This box is attributed to Inoue, a Meiji Period metalwork studio artist renowned for his metalurgic genius. Diameter: 4.5" Meiji Period, Japan

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