A parcel gilt two-color character bronze of the awakening Daruma, stretching his arms above his head and yawning. Hem of cowl and jewelry inlaid in 22 carat gold, details such as beard or breast hair neatly incised. Decisively attributed to Miyao Eisuke of Yokohama. On an associated wood stand.
HEIGHT 21.3 cm (just the figure) and 26 cm (including base)
WEIGHT 1026 grams (the statue including the base)
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and traces of use. The wood stand with extensive wear, age cracks and losses.
Provenance: From an English collector. If it weren’t for the missing signature, this author would swear that this work is from the own hand of Miyao Eisuke, no less, as the quality of the workmanship simply does not permit any other conclusion.