Meiji Period Works of Art from a Private Collection (Lots 1-51)
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A Bronze Sculpture of Jurojin and a Stag
Signed Koichi saku, Meiji-Taisho Period (late 19th-early 20th century)
Cast as Jurojin and a stag, Jurojin with a rich patination, the stag with copper patination
35.5cm. high (Jurojin), 22cm. high (stag)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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The man behind this collection was an incurable collector who loved art. He was particularly interested in the patina of objects, in multi-coloured bronzes, and in the juxtaposition of media – bronze, enamel and lacquer. He appreciated the details, intricate nature of the decoration and effort required to create each object. His aim was to create a diverse Meiji art collection, of objects created by artisans who were long gone, from a period and country very foreign to his own.
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