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An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,

An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,
Of typical form with a shibuichi ground worked in shakudo, silver and gold with a central continuous frieze showing a 3-toed dragon amongst roiling clouds and spume-flecked waves, the shoulders with fields of shakudo bosses between triple vertical lines, the knop formed by paired dragons heads bearing a flaming tama, stamped with the Nagowa foundry mark.
Japanese, circa 1880.

H: 6 ½ in (16cm)

Footnote: For a similar temple bell see The Nasser Khalili Collection of Japanese Art -Metalwork part 1,Kibo Foundation, London, 1995, illustration no 75.

Item ID:217

HEIGHT
6.5" (17 cm)
PERIOD
19th Century
THEME
Asian

Wick Antiques LTD

Charles Wallrock
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UK
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    An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,

    £22,000 GBP   ~ $27,697 USD