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Item: E9773

  • Description: A cast bronze plate depicting a pair of 'koi' (carp) swimming in a pond, one leaping into the air to catch a bee (inlaid gold). The eyes have inlaid gold irises and the pupils are shakudo. The leaves have red copper details. With an engraved maker's signature reading HOSHO and inlaid gold seal. The reverse with the mark of MARUKI.
  • Date: 1868-1912
  • Size: 9.5" diameter
  • Availability: Sold

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