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Gilt metal zushi, Japan, 20th century

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Gilt metal zushi, Japan, 20th century
$ 100

Empty zushi (shrine) of a very simple mokko shape, made of gilded metal. The outside in dull gilding, the inside shiny, orange-tinged gold. The upper draping (plastic) with two phoenixes and a jewel in the clouds, the base on the bottom decorated with a plant design. The bottom outside lined with green felt. Japan, early Showa period, ca. 1930s.
Height 7 3/4 inches.

Outside all around with corrosion spots, inside of doors with traces of weathering (left stronger than right side). Patina.

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