The Meiji period brought many cultural changes to Japan after the country opened its doors to the West. The carrying of swords by the samurai class was outlawed.
This ruling suddenly put sword smiths and sword furniture artisans into a tight spot, as they lost most of their clientele. Luckily, those same sword smithing and metalworking skills could be used to produce a variety of items.
The craftsmen started making various every-day metal objects with the same artistry and skill. This mirror is an example of that great cultural and artistic change. The mirror measures 9½ inches in diameter.Please note: the wooden stand is NOT included. Large and heavy bronze mirror polished on one side with the other side molded in relief. The relief side features designs typical of the nineteenth century and earlier including floral elements, trees, and cranes. The relief side of the mirror has a beautiful bronze patina. The handle has been removed. Nevertheless the mirror stands on its own as a display piece representing the fine metal work for which the Meiji Period is famed.
The item "Antique Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Mirror 19th Century Very Detailed Old Japan" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
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