The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Antique Japanese Bronze Sculpture, German Shepherd

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1950: Item # 1418739

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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An unusual sculpture of a German Shepard cast in bronze on a carved wooden base enclosed in a period wooden box signed by the artist and titled simply Shepherd and signed Toshikazu on both the box lid and along the front paw. Depiction of a Western Dog is quite rare. The bronze is 38.5 cm (15 inches) long and in excellent condition. On both the tail and underside of the bronze appear to be the remnants of revenue or excise stamps, applied to items of high purchase value. Stylistically immediate pre to post-war era; 1930-1950.