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Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Turtle Family

Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Turtle Family


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1298678

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A delightful solid bronze okimono of a parent tortoise with two youngsters clambering on her back. The life-like realism achieved by the artist’s fine chiseling and texturing make this piece special. In addition, the tortoises have double-inlaid shakudo and gilt eyes. Incised signature on nether side of metallurgist Shobi Eisuke; includes tomobako. This superior bronze piece is in excellent condition. Height: 3.25”, length: 8.5”, width: 6.3” Meiji Period, Japan