Antique, probably late Edo/Meiji period, red bronze vase with dragon handles featuring design of the 8 immortals. Signed by Takusai and also has seal on bottom. The Takusais were a famous family of bronze workers.
Takusai was their art name and Honma their family name. Experts in the technique of lost-wax casting, they were also extremely skilled in patination, and could make rich and colourful surfaces, from bronze colour to red, often with coloured patches of skin raised from the body of an object. As with many other families, the work of the earlier generations was the finest artistically. We do not end auctions early, please do not ask.Thanks for looking and good luck! The item "Antique Japanese Takusai Signed Red Bronze Sado Large 16.5 Vase-Dragon Handles" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "sus1313" and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.