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Bronze water dropper in shape of 100-mon coin, Japan, Meiji era

Bronze water dropper in shape of 100-mon coin, Japan, Meiji era


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1406365

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Cast bronze suiteki (waterdropper) of oval shape. The top decorated in low relief with the image of a 100mon coin that was first issued in 1835. The inscription reads Tenpo tsuho. The coin was taken out of circulation during the Meiji Restauration (1868), after which it got to be used as a lucky charm. Japan, Meiji era, ca. 1900.

L 2 x W 1-1/4 x H 3/8 in.

Excellent condition with beautiful patina