An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot 3184
An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra
By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra
By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Finely cast as a pair of samurai bearing a rich brown patina, wearing ornate robes over armor, decorated with phoenix and scrolling paulownia vines and dragons among swirling clouds, each warrior clutching a naginata in one hand and a candelabra aloft in the other, the candelabra branches worked with dragon-head spouts, stylized dragons and scrolling foliage, the details highlighted in gilt, both signed Miyao in a rectangular gilt plaque; each with a fitted wood stand
24in (61cm) high

Footnotes

  • Published:
    Laura Bordignon, The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Suffolk, 2010, p.261
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