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An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1700: Item # 1332295

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An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1) This bronze mirror (kagami) was almost certainly made in the Momoyama period. It has a turtle (minogame) as a central boss, pierced for a cord. It also features a pair of cranes, their beaks touching the head of the turtle as in the act of kissing. This beneath a splendid pine tree. Under the turtle is found the inscription 'Tenjō' (?) possibly meaning Heaven.

Approximately 10.4cm diameter. Many signs of wear and polishing. The reflecting side shows a small casting hole and also a shallow dent, both noted in the photographs.

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