Japan Hand-Carved Stone Water Basin/Planter Art Deco Treasure For Sale
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Japan Hand-Carved Stone Water Basin/Planter Art Deco Treasure


Japan, a one-of-a-kind visually attractive classic stone garden planter or water basin hand-carved from solid granite. In an Art Deco Design Beautiful simple period design, circa 1930 Only one we have ever seen. Dimensions: 14 inches tall and 19 inches wide Period: hand-carved in solid granite during the late Taisho to early Showa period, (1925-1935). Comments: The handsome and well proportioned hand-carved form fashioned in solid granite stone and featuring varied patina from age. These are extraordinary works of art for Fine gardens. Quintessential Japanese planter form ready for your flowers, hanging vines, or superb water features. Please see photographs of numerous ways you can display and decorate these quintessential Japanese stone basins using succulent plantings, colored stones, or as beautiful simple serene water features. Provenance: Japanese garden, Nagoya, Japan History: Water basins Tsukubai are singularly the most popular, frequent and practical garden ornament found in Japanese gardens. They symbolize Buddhist “purification” and are usually strategically placed in gardens or as an indoor entry tokanoma accent to allow visitors opportunity to cleanse hands prior to participating in a tea ceremony event or before honoring a shrine or temple. These kinds welcome visitors to stop and bow in a respectful, humble manner to perform purification of body and soul ritual. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. Our gallery based in Shelburne, Vermont USA has been dealing in authentic Japanese , Chinese, and fine Asian art, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. The president personally travels to China, Japan and Europe each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. We are members of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for ten years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden ornaments.


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    H 14 in. x W 19 in. x D 19 in.

    H 35.56 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 48.26 cm

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    Shelburne, VT
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