A gilt-bronze figure of a warrior By Miyao Eisuke, Yokohama, Meiji Period
Lot 507*
A gilt-bronze figure of a warrior By Miyao Eisuke, Yokohama, Meiji Period
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 25,245) inc. premium

Lot Details
A gilt-bronze figure of a warrior By Miyao Eisuke, Yokohama, Meiji Period A gilt-bronze figure of a warrior By Miyao Eisuke, Yokohama, Meiji Period
Fine Metalwork from an English private collection
(Lots 503-511)
A gilt-bronze figure of a warrior
By Miyao Eisuke, Yokohama, Meiji Period
Shown in a belligerent stance, facing his enemy, poised and about to draw his sword, an aikichi tucked into his belt, his robes cast with assorted fantastical gilt mon, supported on a detachable integral wood stand decorated in gold takamakie with mythological creatures among karakusa; signed Miyao zo.
Overall 27.5cm (10¾in) high.

Footnotes

  • 銅置物 武士 宮尾栄助作 明治時代

    Compare with other superb examples from the Miyao oeuvre illustrated in The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Important Japanese Art from the Meiji period, Metalwork, Part II, nos.109 and 110. Richly-cast figures recalling the days when Japan was dominated by Shoguns, Daimyo and their samurai were a favourite theme for the Miyao factory and were certainly one of the most successful sellers to a Western clientele hungry for objects which reflected Japan's illustrious past.
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