Japanese bronze Samurai warrior lunging with his katana, signed Gyōkō 暁光

Gyōkō 暁光

SKU

1054


Dimensions:
H 32cm x W 24cm x D 16cm
H 12¾" x W 9½" x D 6½"

Gyōkō 暁光


Japanese bronze Samurai warrior lunging with his katana, his robe decorated with formal crests mon, with an aikuchi into his waist and a tachi suspended from his side, signed in a rectangular reserve Gyōkō 暁光, Meiji Period.

The artist Akasofu Gyōkō 赤祖父暁光 (given name Sotojirō) lived in Tokyo producing from his workshop cast metalwork sculptures.
He was a member of the Tokyo Cast Metalworkers' Association
(Tōkyō Chōkinkay) active in the second half of the Meiji Era.
Reference: Joe Earle "Splendors of Meiji- Treasures of Imperial Japan" no. 93, 223 & 224.
O. Impey and V. Harris "The Nasser Khalili Collection" Kibo Foundation, Metalwork Part II. No.110


Dimensions:
H 32cm x W 24cm x D 16cm
H 12¾" x W 9½" x D 6½"

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