As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptional quality Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1890, pair of bronze and parcel gilt okimono by the highly acclaimed Yokohama based foundry of Miyao Eisuke, this comical pair of figures represent Noh actors or dancers , in other words Japanese theatre characters , the artist has carved the bronze figures in exquisite detail throughout, with the further use of gold he has highlighted many of the features upon the characters clothing , including Dragons , Phoenix and Mons , as well as their weapons and theatre props , the bodies and faces are patinated in a softer coloured bronze, the hair chiselled to an exceptional lifelike standard and tied impeccably beneath their hat, these substantial heavyweight bronze figures slot with lugs into their original gold lacquer decorated hardwood stands, each figure signed with a gilt tablet for Miyao Eisuke, a wonderful and humorous pair, and of the highest quality casting from the foundry of this highly revered craftsman, these okimono would enhance the finest of Japanese works of art collections.
Private USA collection .
Previously supplied by ourselves.
2020 Vision of an enlightened ruler – plate 26
Condition report :
Outstanding condition throughout with minimal age related wear.
Total heights : 20.5” 52 cm and 22” 56 cm
Bases : 14” x 10” x 4.25”. (35.5 cm x 25.5 cm x 11cm )
Figure with Sword:
Height : 17.75” 45 cm
Width : 11.5″ 30 cm
Figure with Drum :
Height : 16″ 41 cm
Width: 10″ 25.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item .