Rich Pair Bronze Gourd Hibachi Flower Vases c.1925
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1930: item # 535976
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|Decorated with a rim of gourds, considered lucky charms in Japanese antiquity. Men and woman commonly carried miniture gourd talismans for good fortune. Taoists thought the gourd shape represented the two spheres of heaven and earth, and the fruit itself symbolized rebirth and immortality. The Japanese have the belief that magical forces grow and gather strength in gourd-like contained vessels. This pair of bronze hibachis are from the late Taisho Period c. 1925 and have Japanese elm (keyaki) wood bases. (14" x 10½") (36cm x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $295 for the pair.|