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Lot 279: BLACKWOOD MOON FLASK MEIJI PERIOD 39cm high
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BLACKWOOD MOON FLASK
the flask with a short wide neck, each side of the body with a roundel carved in relief, one with a serene scene of quails and birds pecking at millet, the reverse with a bird with large plumage facing a serpent that is entwined with a tree as the smaller birds scatter as if caught in freight in the sky, the rounded body sits atop a tall footrim carved with leaf bands to the bottom