Japanese bronze man carrying water signed Miyao Meiji period

Japanese bronze man carrying water signed Miyao Meiji period

Code: 10170

Dimensions:

W: 16cm (6.3")H: 28.5cm (11.2")D: 12cm (4.7")

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Japanese bronze man carrying water buckets on a frame across his shoulders, 
the robe decorated with gilt details on a lacquered wooden base with foliate scrolls, signed in rectangular gilt plaque Miyao Ei 宮尾栄助 (Miyao Eisuke), Meiji period 1868-1912.

The Miyao Company founded by Miyao Eisuke had premises in both Tokyo and Yokohama, produced fine bronzes with a rich brown patina and gilded details. The Company exhibited at the National Industrial Exposition (Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai) in 1881.

Reference: 'The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, The Dr. Kanter Collection' by Laura Bordignon, ACC Woodbridge 2010, Metalwork no. 241, 258, 260, 262, 264, 266.

Also see: 'Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasures of Imperial Japan, the Nasser D.Khalili Collection', Metalwork Part II, no. 108.

Size of man without wood base H 23 cm (9.05" in.)