Japanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai PlanterJapanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai Planter

A heavy ornate low bronze vessel used in Ikebana. The casting is crisp and ornate.

A heavy low rectangular bronze vessel to be used in flower arranging or possibly bonsai. The outer surface of the bronze is covered in a repeating geometric fret design. The mouth has a key fret band and a flat surface lip. One either end are cast handles shaped like roosters. There are three shield lappets in relief in a row along the exterior of both of the longer sides. The sides of the vessel slope to tri knob rounded feet. The base has a tooled design. The outer surface has a nice dark brown patina.

The inner surface shows a few mold lines and a greenish patina from use. The inner surface is rough and not smooth like the outer surface.

There are three Japanese characters in a cartouche on the base center.

MEASUREMENTS

8 ½” (21.6 cm) long x 6 ¼” (15.9 cm) wide x 2 5/8” (6.7 cm) tall. Weighs 2 lbs 15.7 oz (1345 g)

CONDITION

There are no breaks, dents, or cracks. There are a few tiny nicks on the rim. The patina is in good shape. The inner surface has green to the patina, probably from the use of water in flower arranging.

A useful, old, classic bronze from the Meiji period that will look great with flowers in it or by itself on a shelf as a rich bronze.

Item ID: A-2089

Japanese Bronze Footed Flower Arranging Vessel Meiji Period or Bonsai Planter

$350 USD

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