A Meiji period polished steel hand mirror with a fitted lacquer case

A Meiji period polished steel hand mirror with a fitted lacquer case

£540

The circular polished steel mirror with an etched crane to the reverse set into a fitted nashiji lacquer case with scrolling foliate decoration.

The signature reading: Tenkaichi Nakamura Izumino-jo Masaji (The Greatest Under Heaven, [Izuminokami] Masaji from Nakamura, Izumi).

Japan, circa 1910

Dimensions:

Height 38 cm / 15 332"
Width 27 cm / 10 1932"
Depth 3 cm / 1 316"

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