This is a beautiful antique Japanese solid bronze pen or brush stand in the form of a Turtle on a Japanese Maple leaf, dating from around 1900. The bronze is wonderfully well modelled and patinated with a very realistic leaf and a sweet little ridged back turtle.
The pen or brush slots nicely through the leaf branch to rest on the turtles back. There are polished areas of bronze where this has taken place as well as on the edges of the leaf. The bronze is in very good antique condition and measures approx. 11 cm x 10.5 cm. The pen in the photo is a replacement vintage dip pen which is included.A superb rare Japanese bronze that would grace any collection. The item "BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI BRONZE BRUSH / PEN REST TURTLE ON MAPLE LEAF" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese".
The seller is "friendlybadger" and is located in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. This item can be shipped worldwide.