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Vintage Japanese Bronze Mythological Animal Figure

Vintage Japanese Bronze Mythological Animal Figure

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1940: Item # 1064030

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Asian Rarities Enterprises, Inc.
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This listing is for a miniature Japanese bronze mythological animal sculpture (possibly from the cat family). The head of the unusual beast is large and finely detailed, with a curled mane, long tail and a deep part down the center of the back. Especially noteworthy are the artistically designed brow, eyes, nose, mouth and toes of the beast. The small bronze measures 3/4” H x 2-1/4” W x 1-1/4” D, and weighs 5 oz. The bronze is in excellent condition, with some normal wear to the patina on the bottom. Age is mid-20th century.