A fine old ceremonial sake pourer, hisage, hand made from copper and decorated with shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo), minogame and cranes. Also present are two prominent Tokugawa family crests and on the handle three 16 petalled chrysanthemum crests and another on the rear handle mount. 19th century or earlier. Fine work.
The body of the pourer has probably been raised from one sheet of copper. It is quite thick-walled and notabley the section grows thicker at the edges, as does the handle and spout. The whole thing was gilded at one time, now long gone. The base is lightly decorated with a flowerhead.
Approximately 26 cm long, 22 cm high. The weight is 1340 gms. The rim is slightly deformed on one side, being copper this would easy to correct safely. One little dent on the base and some wear from use.
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