Meiji period bronze of a labourer

Origin

Japan

Dates

Circa 1880

Dimensions

H  24.00 inch (60.96 cm)  

Dimensions
H  24.00 inch (60.96 cm)  

Description

Unusual Meiji period bronze of a labourer sieving through a woven reed mat with another at his feet and a wooden bucket at his side. Signed
Sanyo Takachika
, According to Victor Harris in Japanese Imperial Craftsmen: Meiji Art from the Khalili Collection, Sano Takachika worked in Tokyo and was a member of the Tokyo Sculpture Association. Apparently he was a master of hammering, metal carving and chiseling as well as inlaying techniques.

£ 6400.00
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