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Japanese Bronze Futaoki with Tachizuru Motif

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1970: Item # 1205672
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A fine Japanese lid rest or futaoki as it is known in the tea ceremony. The lid rest is done in a technique known as karakane or bronze and has been hammered. The tachizuru or motif of standing cranes is often seen in various tea accessories representing the rise of auspiciousness. The lid rest comes with a tomobako with the name of the lid rest and the artist, Seishu. Age: Late Showa Period Size: diameter 2.1" height 2.1"