Pair of Exceptional Daimyo Hibachi (Hand Warmers)
The daimyo were the ruling class of land owners, subordinate to shogun, who formed around the 10th century and fell out of power in the 19th century. Daimyo families tended to be wealthy and could commission artwork or decorative pieces. This pair of hibachi are black and gold lacquer with designs of Uji Bridge (Willow Bridge) with checkered clouds on one and a checkered pattern with flowering trees on the other. Chrysanthemum mounts with incised bronze handles.
- Late 17th - early 18th century
- 8" h x 18" diam
- 20.3cm h x 0cm w x 0cm d x 45.7cm diam
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