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19th century Japanese bronze / brass page turner with engraved blade and a handle with all-around design of three peasants who dropped their possessions (lunch box, cloth bundle, rain hat and umbrella) to hug a huge pine tree with a hollow containing a votive sculpture of the Wisdom King Fudo Myo-o with a sword in his right hand and a coiled rope in the left, with a flaming mandorla behind him. They are observed by a fat bird sitting on a pine branch, and there is a shimenawa wrapped around the tree. Shimenawa are lengths of rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion, they are often decorated with white paper strips and may be found at Shinto shrines, torii gates, and sacred landmarks, of which this pine tree appears to be one. The blade is engraved with two birds on one side and one bird on the other, all are perched on pine branches. Very clever design, extremely well made piece with crisp metalwork, fantastic detailing - see finely defined ivy leaves, pine clusters, textile patterns, bark texture and minute rope structure on the lunch box. Nice patina, wonderful object for a writing desk. Length 11 3/4 inches.

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  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

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    Antique Japanese Sacred Pine Bronze Page Turner

    Auction ended on Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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