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Japanese bronze ornament


Japanese bronze ornament
Forani Collection
Cat. No: IN70-519

Bronze okimono (display object) of a dragon-headed minogame (hair tailed turtle) with a smaller turtle climbing onto its back. Late 19th  early 20th century, Japan. L 11.00 cm. Acquired: Kyoto, Japan.

Note. Unlike the artist of the previous item, this artist makes a distinction other than size between his two turtles. The smaller turtle, not having a hair tail, is no doubt still young.

Photo: John Noone IMG_1640.jpg

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