Edo Japanese, Early 19th Century Temple Shrine Sacred Altar Mirror, carved wood, gesso and polychromed.
The mirror disc is encased in a dimensionally carved wood frame with a cloud form pattern that has been covered with gesso, painted and gilded overall. The cloud mirror frame is supported by a carved wood base depicting landscape of water and mountains also covered with gesso and polychromed in rich red and brown colors. Absolutely gorgeous piece with beautiful warm patina on mirror.
Signed Fujiwara Mitsunaga
Mon-Sakai Clan, Himeji Castle
Base measures 9.75 x 5.75 x 4 inches
Mirror measures 16 x 9.825 x 1 inch
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