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Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono Of A Water-Carrier

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 937956

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022

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A brilliant bronze and parcel gilt model of a water carrier on original gold-lacquered wood stand. As the carrier balances the heavy water buckets across his shoulders, the sculptor expresses his effort through the position of the figure. Characteristic of this great artist's work, the water carrier's attire is finely gilt with beautifully executed mon. Two water wheel mons on the buckets are additional signs of this man's trade. Miya-o gold signature plaque on reverse. This bronze sculpture is in excellent condition with no dents, loss or restoration. Height (with stand): 11" Meiji Period, Japan