As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this high quality Meiji Period 1868-1912 bronze and mixed metal okimono that although unsigned we can confidently attribute to Sano Takachika, the humorous pair of muscular Oni stand upon a fitted lacquered base and wrestle with a huge glass ball above their heads,wearing only loincloths the artist has decorated one with a Leopard skin pattern with the other finely inlaid in various mixed metals , you will note the masks on the legs of the trunks as well as the gilt bracelet and anklets on each oni, a further trait of the model of a single oni by Takachika now housed in the Dr Naseer D Khalili collection, a fascinating humorous high quality mixed metal group for your Japanese works of art collection .
For an almost identical model on a bronze base by Sano Takachika see : The Khalili collection, Metalwork II , plate 123.
UK Collection and subsequently supplied by ourselves to another UK Japanese works of art collection.
Now re available as part of that entire collection purchased from the executors of the estate .
Condition report :
Approximate sizes :
Height : 9″ 22cm (with ball)
Width: 6″ 15 cm
Depth : 4″ 10 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.