Japanese bronze Ikebana or flower frog centerpiece, constructed in three parts; the naturalistic center arm fits into a base modeled as a lily pad with figural frog, and supports a lily with removable flower frog holder. The underside of the base is extensively signed in Japanese script. 11 1/2" H x 12" dia. Possibly Meiji period, late 19th to early 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Edges of base (lily pad) are thin and have some small holes, possibly as made. Some wear and light oxidation to upper two pieces at center of lily.
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