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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
TYPE
Antique
THEME
Asian
HEIGHT
6.5" (17 cm)
AGE
19th Century

Wick Antiques LTD

Charles Wallrock
unit 2 Riverside Business Park Gosport Street
Lymington SO41 9BB
UK
Tel: 07768 877069
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    An outstanding Meiji period mixed metal bell casket by the Nogowa foundary,

    £22,000 GBP
    ~ $23,705

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