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Museum-Quality Edo Bronze Utsubata Flower Vase c.1840

Museum-Quality Edo Bronze Utsubata Flower Vase c.1840

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900: Item # 825425

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku

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This antique Japanese Edo Period c.1840 red bronze utsubata flower vase is actually a Japanese proverb, "Hyotan Kara Koma". Literally, 'a horse from a gourd' meaning "the unexpected can be wonderful". The base of the vase is a wisteria wrapped gourd with an old man climbing on it. It was made so his head can move. On the underside of the top vase is a horse in raised thick bronze. Gourds are regarded as a lucky charm in Japan. Beautiful patina. c.1840. (10" x 11") (26cm x 28cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.