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Japanese bronze vase decorated with quails among autumnal leaves and grass reeds, inlaid with gold, silver and copper signed with chiselled characters Joshin saku 如真作, early Showa period circa 1930.

The hakogaki tomobako wood storage box bearing inscription:
Kacho-mon monyo, kabin, Mituskoshi tokusen (Flower vessel, with the design of birds and flowers, retailed by the Mitsukoshi Store) 花鳥紋文様, 花瓶, 
三越特選 

Hori Joshin (1907-1993) was from Niigata prefecture and studied metalworking under famous artists like Oshima Joun and Kitahara Sanka following in his grandfather’s footsteps who was also a metalwork artist.
He exhibited his works at the Teiten, Bunten and Nitten exhibitions and also at the 9th Nihon Dento Kogei ten exhibition (Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition) in 1962.
His works are in the collection of the Tsubame City Museum, Niigata prefecture.

The quail is symbolic of the Autumn season, and also of courage and victory in battle.

Dimensions

H 33.2cm x W 19cm


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