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Top Quality Bronze Okimono of a Rat 20th Century Japan, Japanese

Top Quality Bronze Okimono of a Rat 20th Century Japan, Japanese

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Condition Report: Perfect. Size 160mm depth 105mm high and 105mm wide

Nicely made artifact/Okimono of a Rat. In bronze with brown patina, representing a rat. Box included.

銅製 Dōsei (Bronze made)
福鼠 Fuku nezumi (Lucky mouse/rat; one of the twelve animals relative to the twelve year cycle, or “eto 干支”)
清金堂作 Seikindō-saku (made), with the seal reading the same.

Okimono (置物, oki-mono) is a Japanese term meaning “ornament for display; objet d’art; decorative object”, typically displayed in a tokonoma alcove or butsudan altar.

Rat

Rats symbolizes good luck and “plenty”, because if one has rats, that means there is enough stored grains around in the house to have them. In the Zodiac Compass the rat represents North, which is also the first year in the cycle.

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Additional Information

Weight 5 kg
Material

Bronze & Metal

Century

20th century

Region of Origin

Japan Dynasty Periode

Showa Periode (1926-1989)

Primary Material

Type

Condition Report

Perfect. Size 160mm depth 105mm high and 105mm wide