Bronze hand mirror with a traditional design from the Edo period on a custom stand.
- Mirrors were once rare and expensive objects, taking on religious, magical and artistic functions. Even today, the mirror of goddess Amaterasu enshrined at Ise is the most sacred object in Japan.
- Signed on a raised geometric ground with a mythical beast running beneath a cherry blossom branch.
Heavy patina commensurate with age and handling.
Height: 10 inches / 25.4 cm
Width: 5 inches / 12.7 cm
Depth: 3 inches / 7.62 cm
Bronze, Powdercoated Metal
Asian Decorative Arts