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    Posted 3 days ago

    kwqd
    (705 items)

    This winged horse nabeshiki (trivet) is 5.25" in diameter x .75" high. It weighs 9.9 ounces and has a maker's mark and label on back. I purchased this directly from an antique dealer in Japan. They described it as a "Nabeshiki Vintage Signed Nanbu Ironware Pegasus". It shows a lot of age and wear, but I do not know, and cannot guess, how old it is. The label may be a clue, but I have not been able to decipher it. It appears to have a pair of peacocks on it, though. This is one of a pair of apparently very old trivets I purchased from this dealer. From the seller's images I wasn't sure if this piece was old or just artificially aged to look old but, once I examined it in person, I became convinced that it is old.

    Winged horses are part of Japanese and Chinese myth, but I don't know if that or the Greek Pegasus myth were the inspiration for this trivet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longma

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus

    https://www.booniehicks.com/nanbu-tekki/

    https://kogeijapan.com/locale/en_US/nambutekki/

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 days ago
      Fabulous winged horse trivet, it is so beautifully detailed
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 days ago
      Thanks for your comment, Jenni! The cast maker did a great job!

      Thanks for loving my winged horse trivet Kevin, Vynil33rpm and Jenni!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 days ago
      Thanks fortapache, aura and dav2no1!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 days ago
      The label looks Taisho/early Showa era to me.
      Love the horse.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 days ago
      Thanks for the information, Karen! I don't have a clue! Yeah, I agree, great horse!

      Thanks for loving my winged horse trivet jscott0363, blunderbuss2, Thomas and Karen!
    6. kwqd kwqd, Yesterday
      Thank you Watchsearcher!

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