RARE SCULPTURE DE DRAGON ARTICULÉE EN FER DE L'ÉCOLE DE MYOCHIN, SIGNÉE MYOCHIN NOBUMASA JAPON, FIN DE L'ÉPOQUE EDO- DÉBUT MEIJI, XIXE SIÈCLE | 日本 江戸末至明治時代 十九世紀 鐵自在龍 銘 明珍信政 |A rare Myochin school iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, signed Myochin Nobumasa, Japan, Late Edo-Meiji period, 19th century
6,000 - 8,000 EUR
6,000 - 8,000 EUR
RARE SCULPTURE DE DRAGON ARTICULÉE EN FER DE L'ÉCOLE DE MYOCHIN, SIGNÉE MYOCHIN NOBUMASA JAPON, FIN DE L'ÉPOQUE EDO- DÉBUT MEIJI, XIXE SIÈCLE
日本 江戸末至明治時代 十九世紀 鐵自在龍 銘 明珍信政
A rare Myochin school iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, signed Myochin Nobumasa, Japan, Late Edo-Meiji period, 19th century
le long corps sinueux au rendu très réaliste, constitué d’une multitude de fines écailles très détaillées, l’épine dorsale constituée de pics acérés dressés, la gueule béante, la pattes articulées aux griffes acérées, signé sous la mâchoire articulée Myochin Nobumasa
81 cm, 31⅞ in.
81 公分， 31⅞英寸
On the dragon's surface : The iron is rusty overall as visible on the catalogue photo. There are a few losses including the whiskers of the dragon, possibly a tongue inside, as well as at least one section of the flames emerging from each of the rear legs. Some articulated joints are slightly a little loose especially towards the neck, but not detached and still well working together. The dragon will benefit from a professional restoration.
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Other related Myochin school iron articulated dragon include a 39.1 cm example signed Kiyoharu, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th November 2018, lot 3826 and another 94.9 cm example, sold in the same sale, lot 3828. Compare also another articulated Dragon, signed Myochin Nobumasa of 108 cm, sold at Christie's New York, 18th March 2014, lot 534.