London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Japanese gilt-bronze circular dish
decorated in silver, gilt and copper hirazogan and takazogan with a cormorant fisherman in a boat holding lines attached to two cormorants before a burning lantern attached to a pole, before a mountainous landscape -- 11¾.in (30cm) diam, Hattori mark, (scratches, old wear).
See Colour Plate.
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