Japanese Mixed Metal Oni Group – Sano Takachika

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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 .

Literature :

For an almost identical model on a bronze base by Sano Takachika see : The Khalili collection, Metalwork II , plate 123.

Provenance :

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 :

Lovely throughout.

Approximate sizes :

Height : 9″  22cm  (with ball)

Width:   6″  15 cm

Depth :  4″  10 cm

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