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12/12 19:49 EST

Bronze Scroll Weight in the Form of a Karako
December 2012 Auction by Far East Asian Art

Delightful little Japanese bronze scroll weight cast and modeled in wonderful detail to depict a seated female karako holding a large lotus leaf. Meiji period, late 19th century. This diminutive work of art has a beautiful rich patina that comes with age and only after years of handling. The term “karako” refers generically to small Chinese children as they are portrayed in Japanese art...