The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Antique Edo p. Japanese Bronze Shishi Usubata Vase

Antique Edo p. Japanese Bronze Shishi Usubata Vase

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1492442

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The Kura
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23 Murasakino Monzen-cho
Kita-ward Kyoto 603-8216
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A wildly crafted bronze image of a shishi lion breathing out a cloud forming the basin for a flower arrangement (known as an usubata). The curly hair has been somehow flaked off and maintained during the casting process, quite an exceptional example. The basin can be removed from the mouth of the creature. Assembled it is 32 x 28 x 33 cm tall (12-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 13 inches) and weighs 4390 grams (9.5 pounds). It is in fine original condition.