Unique Japanese hibachi/brazier from the mid Meiji era (1885), made of thick bronze in the shape of melons with side handles in the form of stylized foo-dogs. Used over 130 years ago in Japan as space heaters and would have been half filled with ash with charcoal sitting in the center on top of the ash.
The head handles were used to assist in moving the brazier while hot. Measures 9 1/2" outer diameter (not including handles) by 9 1/4" tall (24 x 23.5 cm).
With exception to very tiny dings and scratches, they remain in very fine condition with a nice aged patina. Can be stand alone art and/or fantastic centerpieces for large flower or plant arrangements in any type of interior design. The item "Antique Bronze Japanese Mid Meiji era Hibachi Brazier. Large and Beautiful" is in sale since Friday, August 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases".
The seller is "allamerican-0" and is located in Far Rockaway, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.