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Mounted Jizai Okimono Articulated Spiny Lobster
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Mounted Jizai Okimono Articulated Spiny Lobster

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1310734
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Hard to find, 19th Japanese articulated spiny lobster. Loss case method of solid copper. Each piece is meticulously cast and fitted with all 10 legs and long antenna. Fully articulated and movable, the lobster if fully splayed for viewing on a complex mounted stand.

For a similar example, see Meiji No Takara, Metalwork II, number 112.
Original eyes with no missing pieces. High quality custom iron stand is included.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

15" long with antennae outstretched
8" long with antennae folded Back towards the tail
9 1/2" wide