An elegant bronze and gilt okimono of a barefoot Samurai,

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Lot 85
An elegant bronze and gilt okimono of a barefoot Samurai,

Sold for £ 4,800 (US$ 5,871) inc. premium

Asian

7 Dec 2005, 10:30 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

An elegant bronze and gilt okimono of a barefoot Samurai,
wearing a tanto and haidate whilst holding a cylindrical drum inscribed Meiji Ni ju nen Tokyo Miyao; fitted with a rectangular carved wood stand, overall height 19 inches [49cm.]; Meiji Period
[probably Musashi bo Benkei but bell of Miidera lacking; some old damage]

Footnotes

  • See also lot 133 for a similar model of this subject. Compare also Victoria and Albert Museum/FE.12-2003 for yet another version of this sculpture, currently on view in the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art. Attributed to the Yokohama workshop of Miyao Eisuke, the Victoria and Albert example is inscribed: 'Made in the Pig Year of Meiji/cast by Miyao', and dated to 1887.
An elegant bronze and gilt okimono of a barefoot Samurai,
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