An Antique American Mixed-Metal Flask

An Antique American Mixed-Metal Flask

North Attleboro, MA, c. 1885 by Whiting Mfg. Co.
$15,000

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Description

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.

Dimensions

Size Length: 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Weight 5 oz. 6 dwt.
Stock No V8987

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