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Antique Japanese Bronze Kagami (Mirror)

Antique Japanese Bronze Kagami (Mirror)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1058238

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Early Japanese bronze hand held kagami (mirror) with rectangular handle. The back of the mirror is decorated with a variety of finely detailed flowers, and has what appear to be two Mon (family crests of the joining families in a wedding). It also has four Kanji in relief on the right side, that is the maker’s signature. Size is: 7 1/2" diameter x 10 1/2” long, and weighs 10 ozs. Estimated age is circa late Edo period, mid 19th century. Condition of the decorated back side is very good, with exceptioned of some darkened spots at upper rim area. The front side has what remains of the original, polished reflective surface. It is now only partially reflective, since the silvered finish is worn and spotted with darkened patina. The reflective side has some expected wear, slight surface scratches, small indentation, tarnish and darkened patina.