Pair Japanese Bronze Candlesticks Meiji Period.

Pair  Japanese Bronze Candlesticks Meiji Period. - image 1

Pair Japanese Bronze Candlesticks Meiji Period.

£1,500.00

Description

A very unusual pair of Candlesticks made in Bronze in late 19 century for European
market.
Each of Candlestick depicts the folkloric Creature “ Kappa “sitting on a Lotus leaf. The head of each Kappa is covered with a small lotus leaf, in its paws Kappa holds an unopened lotus shoot.
If you look closely, you will also see Frogs and Snails peacefully resting on lotus leaves.
It’s a serene summer day for the magic inhabitants of the village pond.
Kappa are typically depicted as green, human-like being with webbed hands and feet and Turtle- like carapace on their backs..

Condition report:
Good condition, slight rub of pagination.

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item details
Origin Asian
Period Pre 1900
Condition Very good
Dimensions 29cm high
Diameter 23cm

Product REF: SA7 1600