Bronze okimono with light brown patina (two colors) representing a snail out of its shell.
Symbol of eternity and fertility, the snail was considered in ancient Japan as the god of water. The Japanese believed that the deity dwelt in a pond in the form of a gigantic snail.
Japan – Meiji era (1868-1912)
Height : 1.23 inch - Width : 1.03 inch
1 000 €