Japanese Hand Mirror and Lacquered Case

Late 19th Century

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Description

Mirrors were once rare and expensive objects, taking on religious, magical and artistic functions. Even today, the mirror of goddess Amaterasu enshrined at Ise is the most sacred object in Japan. 

  • A large cast hand mirror from the Meiji period decorated with the Mon of the Tokugawa shōguns, three hollyhock leaves within a circle.
  • Mirror is displayed on a custom mount.
  • Original lacquered presentation box included.
Condition Report
Revive
Fair
Good
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Like New

Mirror retains some reflective qualities.

Nicks, scratches and small repair to box.

Dimensions
Height: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Width: 9.5 inches / 24.13 cm
Depth: 3 inches / 7.62 cm
Materials
Brass, Lacquered Wood, Powdercoated Metal
Decorative Style
Asian Decorative Arts
Country of Origin
Japan
SKU

BX799

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