An Antique American Mixed-Metal Flask
With hammered surface, the front mounted with the Japanese god of thunder in mixed metals, surrounded by clouds, streaks of lightening, and a broken bottle, marked on back of neck.
Raiden or Raijin is the god of thunder and lightning in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology. He is typically depicted as a demon-like spirit beating drums to create thunder. The drumsticks depicted here as bones are an unusual variation.
|Size||Length: 5 in. (12.7 cm.)|
|Weight||5 oz. 6 dwt.|