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Late Kamakura to Nambokucho Period bronze mirror
Late Kamakura to Nambokucho Period bronze mirror

bronze mirror

(kagami)

Late Kamakura to Nambokucho Period, 13-14th C

of circular form and decorated on the back with a design of birds in flight amid willow tree blossoming plum trees, polished gilt tin on verso

diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm depth 3/8 in., 0.8 cm

$5,000

Momoyama to Early Edo Period bronze mirror
Momoyama to Early Edo Period bronze mirror
Momoyama to Early Edo Period bronze mirror
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handled bronze mirror

(e-kagami)

Momoyama to Early Edo Period, late 16th to early 17th cent.

of circular form with long handle and decorated on the back with a design a crouching tiger beside a stand of bamboo; inscribed with the honorific title, Tenkaichi (the best on earth), polished gilt tin on verso

diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm
length 6 3/8 in., 16.2 cm
depth 3/8 in., 0.8 cm

$3,500

Late Edo Period, 19th century bronze mirror
Late Edo Period, 19th century bronze mirror

bronze mirror

Late Edo Period, 19th cent.

of rectangular form decorated on the back the kanji, Uguisu (Japanese bush warbler) above a blossoming plum tree; with inscription by the maker, Tenkaichi, Fujiwara Masashige, polished gilt tin on verso

length 5 3/4 in., 14.7 cm
width 2 1/2 in., 5.8 cm
depth 1/8 in., 0.4 cm

'Tenkaichi' is an honorific title given to skilled bronze mirror makers.

$600