A RARE JIZAI OKIMONO OF A CRICKET, EDO PERIOD
Japan, 18th/19th century. The miniature bronze model of the insect with all six legs, both wings and both antennas movable! Fine patina and neatly incised detail work. Three-character artist signature Zaodo in a rectangular reserve to base.
LENGTH 15 cm (with antennas)
8 cm (without antennas)
WEIGHT 19.8 grams
Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with hardly any wear.