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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Japanese Bronze Sculpture, Classical Beauty by Kondo Shoshin

Japanese Bronze Sculpture, Classical Beauty by Kondo Shoshin

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1430143

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An exquisite large bronze figure of a Tenpyo-Bijin young woman adorned in prototypical Nara era (8th century) garb clutching a precious Biwa (lute) by Kondo Shoshin. The youthful beauty, slender as a sapling, looks bashfully down, perhaps as she enters the teachers pavilion for the days lesson, or steps before the crowd for her first performance. It is 64 cm (25 inches) tall, weighing 15 kg (33 pounds) and in excellent condition.
Kondo Shoshin (also known as Seiho) was born son of Kondo Yoshiro, a metalworker trained under the great artist Oshima Joun, placing him as a direct descendant of that lineage. He was designated a traditional Craftsman (Dento Kogeishi) in 1975, and has received any number of awards at crafts exhibitions throughout Japan for his masterful bronze casting.