Ancient Fine Japanese Dragon Russet-Iron Sculpture Figure Meiji-Taisho Statue. Amazing offer for this antique russet-iron dragon finely constructed scaled body and open mouth. The head is adorned with elaborate horns, spines and whiskers. Really a spectacular looking beast.
After the end of Japanese feudal society in 1868 with the Meiji Restoration many metal workers who had supplied the Samurai with adornments for weapons turned to decorative objects for the export market. With Japan united as one country the Samurai had been disbanded and disarmed, this left many of the best metal workers without their usual customers, leading to a burst of creativity in the decorative export trade. This exceptional dragon dates to circa 1890 and may have had a wooden platform to sit on and a carved ball that rested near its head and its raised claw. We had this piece looked at by an art dealer who gave us this information.
He also said that the raised claw had one of its talons repaired and that the whiskers may not be original. Please review all the photos provided for as this will be the exact item you will receive.If you have a passion for the unique, for quality, for stylish yet practical and affordable craftsmanship of years gone by, then this item is for you. Approx 6.5 inches tall. Be sure and look at my other items as well.
If you have any questions, please let me know. The item "Ancient Fine Japanese Dragon Russet-Iron Sculpture Figure Meiji-Taisho Statue" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Statues". The seller is "anutforajaroftuna" and is located in Gardena, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.