Japanese bronze brush pot

Japanese plum blossom bronze brush pot

Japanese signed bronze brush pot

An octagonal bronze brush pot or flower vase, carved design of plum blossom and inscribed with a Song dynasty poem, signed “Morishige”

Meiji period, Circa 1900

Height 12″, coll. #OR56

有梅花處惜無酒
三嗅清香當一杯
The plum blossoms, however, I regret that there is no wine
I take its fragrance three times as a drink

(Citation from the poem of Dai Fugu (Tai Fu-ku) – 1167-, poet of the Southern Song dynasty – titled “Seeing Plum in the Mountains”)

Signature,
守重 - Morishige

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