8” x 5”
Japanese Bronze Hibachi
Meiji Period (1860s to 1910s)
Bronze cast maker's mark- Unknown maker
An antique Japanese hibachi (brazier) cast in bronze. A four footed, quatrefoil form decorated in relief with willow tree, cranes, and clouds. a A hibachi of this size would have been originally used as a hand warmer. It looks like the piece was converted into a flower arrangement vase; with a flower frog attached to the interior base. Great condition; measurements: 8 inches x 5 inches; unknown weight.
One can investigate the possible production.maker with the use of this opensource book: https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/japanesemarkssea00bowe Maker knowledge could make a negligible increase to this works FMV.