Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Cloisonne enamel box, peacock feathers

Wire cloisonné enamel
6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in

About the work

Unsigned, attributed to Kawade Shibataro (Nagoya) , late 19th century

Peacocks are said to symbolize wealth, prosperity and luck since ancient times. They are symbols of rebirth and immortality as they can eat venomous snakes. Their eyemotif feathers also mean “Omnipotent God.”

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