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Japanese Bronze Shinto Gong, Signed, Meiji, 19thC.
A JAPANESE SHINTO GONG, SIGNED SEI KYO YOSHIDA ZO

A large and heavy double-sided bronze gong in the form of a vertical drum, perhaps intended for use in a Shinto ceremony. Each part of the gong and stand has been made using the lost wax technique and this has led to the use of much fine decoration on the surface. The base plate is cast with the maker's name and origin, “Seikyo Yoshida Zo.” Yoshida made this in Kyoto.

Approximately 50 cm high. This gong weighs approximately 8.5 kg. and so will be quite expensive to send overseas. The gong is in fine condition generally with just two tips of waves missing. Please note that the line on one of the gongs is the record of a drying crack in the original clay former for the casting, in the bronze the line is raised slightly in relief.

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