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Japanese “Penglai” Bronze Mirror 14th Century Kamakura-Nambokucho

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1492: Item # 1319940

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A Japanese circular hand mirror decorated with a stylised representation of Penglai, Horai, island the principal elements of which are a pair of small birds in flight, stylised rocks with pine branches above stylised waves and a central Turtle, kame, form boss. The mirror is probably late Kamakura or Nambokucho in date, first half of the fourteenth century. The mirror measures approximately 10.7cm in diameter, and 0.7cm high at the rim, and the edge measures 3.75mm in width, and weighs 200gms. See images for condition, wear commensurate with its age. Shipping at Cost.