Early 20th Meiji period Japanese Buddha bronze by Harumine Tsukuru
Early 20th Meiji period Japanese Amida Buddha by Harumine signed "Harumine Tsukuru" (Made by Harumine). Possibly sold by “N. Nogawa, Manufacturers of bronze & Damascene Ware”.
Nogawa workshop was founded in 1825. Nogawa acted both as a manufacturer and dealer and ran a very popular shop on 22 Shijo Otabicho, as well as showrooms in the Kyoto Hotel and the Miyako Hotel, the city’s most exclusive hotels. It exhibited at several large overseas exhibitions between 1893 and 1910. In advertising, the company introduced itself as “a manufacturer of bronze and fine art wares”, which included garden items, birds, animals, human figures, Buddhas, gongs and bells, vases, lanterns and small pieces. Nogawa also sold cloisonne ware, damascene works, ivory carving, lacquer ware, pearls, prints and Satsuma ware.
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