Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0002
19th century/Meiji period Japanese bronze / brass letter opener with handle depicting on both sides a kirin standing with its legs apart and looking straight. Kirin is a mythical animal, and has several different subspecies - this one appears to be of a rare 2-horned variety. The blade is engraved with a long-tailed phoenix on a tree on one side and 2 small birds (probably chidori - the plovers) in flight over a tree on the other. Excellent work - see the detailing of kirin"s ferocious face, curly mane and tufts of hair on its legs, superb engraving of the phoenix, birds and leaves, pleasant patina. Length 11 1/4 inches.

Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Buyer's Premium

    • 15%

    Antique Japanese Bronze Letter Opener Kirin & Phoenix

    Estimate $165 - $190Feb 28, 2018
    Shipping & Payment
    Free shipping to contiguous United StatesAsk for international & combined shipping rates
    BitcoinVisaMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscover
    Ships from verified Jasper52 seller #23618 in Massachusetts
    Shop all from this seller