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Pair of Vintage Japanese Bronze Usubata, Showa, Mid-20th Century, Japan

$2,200per set


A striking and stylish pair of vintage Japanese cast and patinated bronze usubata, vessels for ikebana flower arranging, early to mid-20th century, Japan. The pair of tall vessels each in two sections. The vessel of circular form with a deep well that nests into the tall stand. The tall stand is shaped like a goblet, with a splayed foot tapering upwards to support the deep cup. A pair of handles of geometric Greek key design grace the sides of the vases. The juxtaposition of the round vessel and the straight lines of the handles takes cues from Art Deco design and creates a wonderful balance of form. The bronze patinated with a complex and mottled verdigris.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Diameter: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The bronze patinated, also showing signs of use and age related wear. Please see photos.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894721213732

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  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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