Hanae: a large vase with irises ("Sword Lily") Japan, XIX - XX century, author unknown
Japan, the Meiji era (1868 - 1912 gg.), Bronze; Height 46.4 cm
Great, very impressive instance of a great work with the author's signature. Ledged foot extends to the body, neck and lip form bell-shaped vase's top. On one side of the leg there is flowing water. Irises grow out of it. Their most well-known in Japan varieties are hanashobu and kakitsubata. Because their leaves are pointed, slightly curved and sharp as the blades of swords, these plants have become a symbol of nobility and coat of arms of the military clans.
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