Planter for Japanese Sweet Flag with a Scene of Sailors Retrieving a Sacred Jewel

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Planter for Japanese Sweet Flag with a Scene of Sailors Retrieving a Sacred Jewel

metalwork / Meiji

By Yamao Tomoyuki

Meiji era, 1873

Cast bronze

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銘文:「明治六年癸酉一月 大日本北国加賀石川郡金沢住人 山尾侶延長男 侶之(花押)」刻銘

This is a planter for plants called Japanese sweet flag. The motif comprising waves and rabbits has been traditionally favored in Japan.

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