16 septembre 2018

Myōchin Muneyoshi, An Articulated Iron Model of a Spiny Lobster, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century

Lot 17. Myōchin Muneyoshi, An Articulated Iron Model of a Spiny Lobster, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century. Length fully extended 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm). Estimate $25,000 - 35,000. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,734). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Made from numerous well-patinated hammered iron plates, invisibly joined so that the body bends and the legs and whiskers move, signed underneath the body with chiseled characters Nanajūsan-ō Myōchin Muneyoshi kore o tsukuru 七十三翁明珍宗美作之 (Myōchin... [Lire la suite]