Antique Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Suiban Tea Ceremony Ikebana Flower Holder Signed

$ 795.00

A large suiban with perfect use.  On
either end the waves come out from
the body of the piece and act as
handles.  You will find here a nice
patina to the metal where the hands
came into contact and raised relief all
around.  On the long sides the dragon
heads come out with open mouth.  
There is wear inside and outside, nothing
serious.  I can see one green spot behind 
a dragon head, and there is one repair
to a leg but I'm not sure what was 
done.  It is still a bit loose.  The base
is marked as shown, and the suiban 
measures approx. 15 1/2" X 9 1/2" X 4". 

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