Japanese Bronze Koi Carp, late Meiji period (1868-1912), 30cm

Age:
Late 19th /Early 20th Century
Material:
Bronze
Dimensions:
30cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 120
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JY
Japanese Bronze Koi Carp, late Meiji period (1868-1912). Marks to underside of fish that may be a signature.
Attractive bronze sculpture with realistic attention to detail. Good colour, patina and its attractive tactile nature just invites you to pick it up and run your fingers over its scales.
During the Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan underwent a series of reforms which propelled the country from feudalism into modernity. After 200 years, it became open to international trade. Exhibitions in both Japan and Europe brought new influences and with the disappearance of the samurai class, metalworkers began to create objects for the sole purpose of display. Many of these Okimono were made for export to the west, where they were highly sought-after by collectors.