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ANTIQUE BRONZE JAPANESE SNUFF BOTTLE w/ GOLD MENUKI-FROGS-KOI c1800-1849

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Seller: mmas8957 (3,234) 99.9% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172804369271 Condition: Found stored in a very early Delta Ohio Estate that had a quantity of fine early Asian museum worthy antiques. The early bronze snuff bottle had been packed away in a tray and will show signs of discoloration and varied conditions of the bronze patina. Both frogs appear to be yellow gold and are complete with no wear- the side MENUKI are complete but show some discoloration and appear to be yellow gold or perhaps just gold filled. Complete MENUKI that are pattern matched and appear to be duplicates and are mounted with a single pin. (Just in case you would like to mount on a sword .....) Please check out my many magnified pictures for exact condition. NO Splits or cracks or loss to the bronze; attachments are full and complete with no loss. Top cap stone appears to be polished carnelian. WHAT A RARE FIND!, Age: 1800-1849, Region of Origin: Japan, Primary Material: Bronze, Type: Tsuba, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Bronze - Yellow Gold, Maker: Full Marking on Bottom, BOLD LARGER SIZE with GREAT DETAIL: NOTE large JUMPING KOI and FULL FIGURE FROGS, Details: Right from a very early Estate that the owners collected only fine Asian antiques and in this auction I will be offering an early Circa 1800-1849 ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE SNUFF BOTTLE - To me a very IMPORTANT FIND; as on each side ARE FULL YELLOW GOLD MENUKI in the form of a FIGHTING COCK AND DRAGON (Repeats on Obverse) - Each MENUKI is right at 1 3/4" x 1/2" and am not sure if Solid Gold or Gold Filled ... YELLOW IN COLOR - Remarkable, on the top of the bottle you will find 2 FULL BULL FROGS that also appear to be YELLOW GOLD or GOLD FILLED - The entire MAIN THEME would be A LARGE KOI JUMPING over A POOL OF WATER; flanked by A JAPANESE PAGODA in a 1 1/2" LINED INDENTED CIRCLE - The bottle is 2 3/8" Top to Bottom and 1 5/8" Wide being M7/8" deep. - FULL CLEAR JAPANESE SIGNATURE ON BASE - The entire background appears to be in a form of bricks. REMARKABLE EARLY FIND and will HONOR WITH FREE SHIPPING and FULL INSURANCE to Winning Bidder - - Thank you and GOD BLESS!

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