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Antique Japanese Bronze Signed Minobe Carp Flower Vase

Antique Japanese Bronze Signed Minobe Carp Flower Vase

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1930: Item # 1053330

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku

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Exceptional Taisho Period c.1925 bronze flower vase with a koi (carp) swimming up a waterfall symbolizing courage and determination. On the opposite side are the Japanese characters, 'Ken & To' in raised relief, meaning to persist and challenge. The vase is signed by Minobe and was most likely commissioned as a gift for someone facing a challenging journey or task. The upper kanji 'Ken' has a tiny light scratch in the upper left stroke as well as the area above it, but imperceptable to the camera and basically the eye. Ask for shipping quote. H:36cm ; Diameter:12cm