An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,

$34,000.00

An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,

Of typical form with a shibuichi ground worked in shakudo, silver and gold with a central continuous frieze showing a 3-toed dragon amongst roiling clouds and spume-flecked waves, the shoulders with fields of shakudo bosses between triple vertical lines, the knop formed by paired dragons heads bearing a flaming tama, stamped with the Nagowa foundry mark.

Japanese, circa 1880.

 

 

Footnote: For a similar temple bell see The Nasser Khalili Collection of Japanese Art -Metalwork part 1,Kibo Foundation, London, 1995,  illustration no 75.

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Dimensions 6.5 in

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Material:
mixed metal
Creation Date:
1880

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  • Store Name: Wick Antiques
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    lymington hampshire
    Lymington
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    United Kingdom (UK)