Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes

An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1)
Email Hawkes, Asian Art at
to inquire about this item

An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1)


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1700: Item # 1332295

Please refer to our stock # 4375 when inquiring.
Hawkes, Asian Art
View Seller Profile
Watchet, Somerset
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1984 633813

Guest Book
 £95.00 
An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1) This bronze mirror (kagami) was almost certainly made in the Momoyama period. It has a turtle (minogame) as a central boss, pierced for a cord. It also features a pair of cranes, their beaks touching the head of the turtle as in the act of kissing. This beneath a splendid pine tree. Under the turtle is found the inscription 'Tenjō' (?) possibly meaning Heaven.

Approximately 10.4cm diameter. Many signs of wear and polishing. The reflecting side shows a small casting hole and also a shallow dent, both noted in the photographs.

Please study the photographs.

~~~ IF YOU WISH TO GET A SHIPPING QUOTE, PLACE AN ORDER OR ASK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL, MY ADDRESS IS ON EACH PAGE ~~~