late c19th japanese brass model of a torii or architectural gateway

Late C19th Japanese brass model of a Torii , or architectural gateway.


| $374 USD | €306 EUR

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ML 183


Late C19th Japanese brass model of a Torii or architectural gateway.
Well-modelled cast-brass model of a traditional Japanese Shinto shrine gate. These gates at a shrine entrance symbolically mark the transition from the mundane to the sacred.
The architectural structural model depicted with multi-clawed snarling dragons coiled around each upright end . The brass gate with an etched 'cloud' design all over . Mounted on a removable ebonised wooden stand .
H 12"
W 12"
D 3"
China c.1880
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Internal Ref: ML 183


Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 30 cm (12")
Depth = 8 cm (3")

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