MIYAO EISUKE: A PARCEL GILT TWO-COLOR BRONZE OF A TRADESMAN
By Miyao Eisuke of Yokohama, signed Miyao tsukuru and sealed Ei
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The man stands dressed in a short robe with one foot up on a bale of rice-straw which he ties up securely. Original gold lacquered wood base with finely painted foliate scrolls. Signed MIYAO tsukuru twice on his robe and with the neatly incised seal "Ei" on his headband.
HEIGHT 13.2 cm (including the original base)
WEIGHT 322.8 grams (including the original base)
Condition: Superb condition with only minor wear. Fine, unctuous patina.
Provenance: From an English private collection.