An unusually large and fine quality Japanese Meiji period BRONZE LION.  With great attention to its life-like detail, this is beautifully modelled and finely finished, typical of Japanese bronzes of the period.  It features inlaid glass eyes and is signed underneath with a seal within the bronze.  Very much in the style of Seiya, and possibly the artist is Obsyashi.  20ins long from nose to tail!

circa 1865-80

**The Meiji period extended from 1868 until 1912 and represents the period when Japan moved from an isolated feudal society to a modern industrial state.  The highly skilled ‘Samurai’ sword makers turned to  making beautiful bronze ornaments when the Samurai sword was banned apart from ceremonial use.

Stock No: 5084/k

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