A Japanese, Meiji-era (1868 – 1912) Bronze Okimono sculpture of a house cat

GBP 5,950.00

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Object Description

From our collection of Japanese Bronze works of art from the reign of Emperor Meiji, this unusual Okimono study of a domestic house cat. At first glance, the cat appears to be resting but on closer inspection it becomes apparent that it is tensed with its eyes wide open. Perhaps it has just been awoken from a nap by the presence of nearby prey.

Although Japanese, this piece is not a typical style of Meiji-Period Japan. Bronzes from this time are minutely detailed with each hair worked individually. This cat is more impressionistic in style and bears a bolder similarity to the European artists who would have been contemporary to this Japanese sculptor.

As shown in the photographs, it is offered in good condition. Please contact us for further information or to arrange a viewing.

Object Condition

Offered in very good condition as shown in the photographs

Object Details

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(Off Camden Passage)
N1 8EE

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