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Candle sticks, oni, lacquered wood, Meiji era, Japan

Candle sticks, oni, lacquered wood, Meiji era, Japan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1332318

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Pair of oni sculptures. One oni with arms crossed, a dragon over its shoulder and two horns; the other holding a ball or jewel and with one horn. Each with a cloud coming out of the head that forms the base of candle stick. Each standing on a wooden base. The dragon and jewel may refer to Ryujin, the dragon king of the sea. Wood with gesso and lacquer. Japan, Edo/Tokyo studio, late Edo or early Meiji, 19th century.

H incl. bases ca. 15 ¼ inch each

Small chips and losses, one oni stuck back on its wooden base with metal wires, more or less original condition.