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Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon
Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon - Asian Works of Art Style Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon - Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon -
Ref : 85033
1 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
l. 1.02 inch X H. 1.22 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon 19th century - Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon  - Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon
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Bronze snails (okimono) - Japon

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

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