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Japanese Late 19th Century Meiji Period Cast Bronze Planter

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This deeply cast Japanese bronze planter was made in the Meiji period, a time in Japan when the natural order of life was upset by the disbanding of the traditional samurai class. Skills used to create objects for this class were turned to domestic and export wears designed to keep Japan's artistic traditions alive and flowering. This planter is typical of such works. The natural life-like casting of bamboo with tigers is deeply cast and finely worked. The handles are fully realized chrysanthemums while the legs are elephant heads using their trunks as feet. The patina is a nice old color with some rub thru to the surface. While this piece has no mark it is the product of a master and is of good scale making it a desirable decorative object Condition Disclosure: While we do our best to carefully inspect and give a full report on the condition of any item we sell, pointing out any repairs or alterations that may have been done to the best of our knowledge, as is the case with any antique and vintage item, there is a possibility that at some point in the life of the piece that there may have been damaged which has been professionally repaired and as such a repair undetectable, it is therefore impossible for us to disclose... we recommend that you also read and agree to the 1st dibs user agreement, particularly sections 9,13,15,18,19 and 27


  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Diameter: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. While the color is not as dark as one might like the surface is an old patina and color.
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: 15041481131236

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Hudson, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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