A VERY FINE PART-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A SHISHIMAI DANCER BY MYAO EISUKE
15.000 € - 25.000 €
Description:Japan, signed Miyao zô, Meiji period
H. 39,3 (50,8 cm)
Excellently cast and partially gilded bronze of a dancing boy with a shishi mask on his head (shishimai dancer), the lower jaw of which is movable. His robe was finely decorated with phoenixes and chrysanthemum flowers next to foliage in engraving and relief. Signed on the back in a gilded reserve. Wooden stand decorated with gold lacquer with stylized dragons between tendrils.
Important South German private collection, sold Nagel, 9.11.2001, lot 1204 and acquired by the present owner
Very minor traces of age, base with very small repair