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gilt and bronze samurai - Miya-o-Eisuke - Meiji Period
A naturalistic study of a richly gilt and bronze samurai on characteristic gold-lacquered wood stand. Clad with kabuto and warrior’s robes gilt-engraved with imperial mons, dragons and surging waves, he blows hard upon a reed whistle, balancing for support upon a large, gold-inlaid mallet. Miya-o Eisuke of Yokohama gold plaque on reverse. Height, 10.5". Meiji Period.