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A PAIR OF GOLD LACQUERED BUDDHIST ALTAR FLOWERS Japan,...

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A PAIR OF GOLD LACQUERED BUDDHIST ALTAR FLOWERS Japan, 20th century, Taisho (1912-1926) to Showa period (1926-1989) The large lotus flowers set within gilt metal vases with shishi lion handles, the long shoots bearing lotus pads, some still unfurled, large blossoms, and buds. HEIGHT 103.5 cm Condition: Good condition with minor wear, touchups and small cracks to the lacquer, the shishi handles slightly loose. Altar flowers like the present lot are often set within Buddhist temples on either side of the central figure.