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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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This plate was a find at Surry Hills market almost twenty years ago. I like mixed metal work and this plate was made in Hiroshima. In 1902 it seems that Takuro Ito revived an art form dating back to the Edo period. He worked at the Ito Kyuho-do studios and it continues to this day.
I think the fish are carp or 'koi'. One is silver and the other gold with shibuichi eyes. I believe the Japanese associate 'koi' with perseverance, courage, the family and good luck. The character for 'koi' also is the character for 'love'. Two koi swimming together against the forces of the stream. Nice. I especially like the nicely turned and bound edges of the plate.
Can anyone help me with the signature?

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  1. ozmarty ozmarty, 3 years ago
    Absolutely Beautiful !
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks RonM & Ilikeart!!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy & miKKoChristmas11!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks woman34.
    I'll get back to you soon Amy!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks napua333!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A very belated thanks to inky, Bruce99 & toolate2 too!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks jrfm410!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks blunderbuss!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to you toracat!
  14. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    wow wow wow -- just saw it -- love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks epson233!
  16. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    kevin -- could you check out the member maggadora -- posting strange antique vase -- i thought someone posted a similar glass piece last week -- but can't find it -- think it was either a ruckle or a kralik --
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi! Can't find maggadora. Can you post the link?
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi, found it! From Iceland is maggadora? Glass is from Murano. Very good piece. I was put off by the "how much is it worth"? It looks like a 'losanghe', 'murrhine' or 'pezzato'. That is quite different from the Ruckl. It is more constructed. The Ruckl pieces are more haphazard, I think. The coral red colour is very nice.
  19. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks kevin -- i knew you would come threw -- i thought the ruckls looked more refined and this piece more rugged and coarse -- will visit some of the sites you just mentioned in your comments -- have a great eve kev -- your terrific

    if you come across another koi like this or know where i could find one -- keep me in mind -- thanks
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    You're on! I just found out tha Vancouver is not far from Portland. Nice!
  21. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    yes and if you and paul come out this way -- you have a place to stay
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks crabbykins!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN & KYRATANGO too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks SMIATA & MSL too!
  25. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 months ago
    and pisces!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks HO2C! Totally piscean!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!

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