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Bronze figure of kappa at basin, Japan, Taisho/Showa

Bronze figure of kappa at basin, Japan, Taisho/Showa


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1940: Item # 992464

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$ 500

A bronze figurine of a kappa, water imp, sitting at ease on a rock with his feet in the water of a pond. His hands placed besides him on the rock. Cast bronze with a beautiful brown patina that turns green on the rock. Signed in the back. Japan, late Taisho, early Showa period.
H 5.7 inches (14.5 cm); W 4.4 inches (11.2 cm); D 5.5 inches (14 cm).
Dents and patina abrasions consistent with usage as an ashtray, otherwise fine condition.