A CHAMPLEVE BRONZE BAKU
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). The dark patinated bronze depicts the mythical ‘dream eater’ highlighted with polychrome Champlevé enamel inlays in a geometrical pattern. The beast is shown with three legs, its trunk elevated and a whimsical facial expression.
LENGTH 18 cm
WEIGHT 967.2 grams
Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired before 1980 (by repute).
Condition: One casting flaw to bottom, one of the tusks slightly warped, otherwise very good condition with some old wear and traces of use.