Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mum's The Word

Sent to us from our dealer in Japan, these mid-century Bronze candlesticks carry the Imperial Seal of Japan in the form of the symbolic 16 petal chrysanthemum. Under the Meiji Constitution, no one was allowed to use the symbol other than the Emperor of Japan, a law honored until 2005, which leads us to believe these vintage finds could very well be Royal commissions.

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