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Japanese bronze vase with two rats eating a pomegranate, signed in a silver tablet Meiji Kanoe-ne shunjitsu, Higashi bi oka fujo nishi, Hasegawa Issei saku (made by Hasegawa Issei, resident to the west of 
Okayama Castle, in East Bizen-Okayama prefecture, on a spring day in the year of kanoe-ne Meiji 33, 1900) 明治庚子春日、東備岡府城西、長谷川一清作.

With original tomobako bearing label: Chukin hanaike, Hasegawa Issei saku, Meiji sanjuu-san-nen saku (cast bronze flower vase, made by Hasegawa Issei in Meiji 33 -1900) 鋳金花生, 長谷川一清作, 明治三十三年作.

The artist Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清 was active from 1890 to 1920, and exhibited at the 1893 Chicago Columbus Exposition, his art name was Gyokutosai 玉東斎.

The rat is the first animal of the Oriental Zodiac, and is the God Daikoku's messenger, symbolic of bounty and abundance.

Dimensions

H 28 cm x W 17.5 cm

Price

£5500.00

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