Meiji Period Bronze / Copper Japanese Calligraphy Brush and Ink Holder c. 1880
This gorgeous Meiji Period Japanese Yatate calligraphy brush and ink holder dates to c. It features cast applied decoration including cranes, carp and songbirds among cherry blossoms on the octagonal ink box and on its lid.
The brush case / handle also features cast bronze appliques of landscapes and mytical beasts. The Ink box is 3.5" in diameter and is 2.75" tall.
Including the brush case/handle the piece is 14.5 long. It is in excellent antique condition.