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Bronze sculpture of a fish, Japan, Meiji/Taisho period

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Bronze sculpture of a fish, Japan, Meiji/Taisho period
$ 380

Small bronze model of a horse mackerel and a shrimp. The combination of the two stands for the early summer of May through June. Cast in two pieces and joined together along the belly and the back of the fish. The belly etched a gray shade, eyes, fins and shrimp partially gilded. Japan, late Meiji, early Taisho period.
Length 4.4 inches (11 cm).
Gilding strongly rubbed, as the black etched parts, few dents and scratches, all within the acceptable traces of usage.

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