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Katalognummer: JAP1119-027
AKASOFU GYOKKO: FUJIWARA NO YASUMASA
By Akasofu Gyokko, signed Gyokko
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The heavily cast two-color patinated bronze okimono in distinct Miyao style with its gilt accents and fine engraving superbly portraying the military commander Fujiwara no Yasumasa. Fujiwara no Yasumasa plays a flute on the Ichihara Moor, wears an eboshi and is clad in a wind-swept hitatare garment with phoenix crests and mitsugashira hidari tomoe mons picked out in massive gilding. His piercing eyes are inlaid in silver and bronze. He carries a removable katana sword. The statue is supported on a carved openwork wood stand embellished with floral scrolls. The gilt signature cartouche on the back reads GYOKKO.

HEIGHT 35 cm (including the stand)
WEIGHT 3.8 kilograms (including the stand)

Condition: Superb condition with only minor wear and traces of use. The stand with some abrasions, a fine natural patina, minute losses and age cracks. The statue still retains the original Katana. Rare!
Provenance: From an English private collection. Acquired in Italy on August 9th, 1976, at Galleria Morosini, according to and old handwritten collector label at the base.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related figure of Fujiwara no Yasumasa at Bonham’s San Francisco on December 9th, 2008, in Fine Asian Works of Art, lot 5228, sold for USD $19.200,-.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 8.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 4.000

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