A bronze figure of a fisher-girl
By Atsuyoshi for the Maruki company, Meiji Period
Standing in waraji, one hand holding the rope tied through the handles of the wicker basket filled with crabs and other crustaceans carried on her back, the other reaching across her chest to remove the crab escaping over her left shoulder; signed Atsuyoshi saku and Maruki sei; with detachable rustic wood stand simulating a rocky shore. 21cm (8¼in) high. (2).