Lot 1222
Japanese Bronze Moribana Basin
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, of oval form cast with a design of various sea shells against a background of stylized waves below a band of clouds, raised on four scrolled feet. The bottom bears a raised six-character mark surrounded by forms of sea life.

3.75 x 12.5 x 8.25 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Good estate condition with interior verdigris.