Japanese bronze vase with a lizard signed Mitani Meiji period

Japanese bronze vase with a lizard signed Mitani Meiji period

Code: 10136

Dimensions:

W: 8.5cm (3.3")H: 26cm (10.2")

POA

Japanese bronze vase with a lizard looking up at a small spider suspended from its web, signed in a rectangular plaque Mitani sei 三谷製, Meiji period 1868-1912. 

For another work by this artist see: Frederick Baekeland 'Imperial Japan, the art of the Meiji era, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York 1980.
Catalogue no. 106: a bronze work of an eagle perched on a stump by the same artist Mitani.