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Dragon

Dragon

Edo period (1615-1868) or early Meiji (1868-1912)
Bronze
H : 41 cm L : 88 cm
M.C. 2089

This dragon of beautiful quality is very similar to the dragon incense burner of Kimura Toun (M.C. 2082) and was probably made by this artist, who was primarily known for his dragons. As for Seimin, these two works betray great Chinese influence and foretell the eclectic style, based on the reinterpretation of “Asian” themes that would be prevalent during the Meiji era (1868-1912).

Auteur de la notice : Michel Maucuer
Collection : Japanese decorative arts
Marques Inscriptions Poinçons : Seal : "Toun chū 渡雲鋳" [founded by Toun]
Mode d'acquisition : Bequest of Henri Cernuschi, 1896.
Référence(s)

MAUCUER, Michel ; Musée Cernuschi. Henri Cernuschi 1821 – 1896, voyageur et collectionneur. Paris : Paris musées, 1998. n° 75, p.96, ill. p.97.
Musée Cernuschi. Art animalier au temps des derniers Shogun (XVIIIe - XIXe siècles) : animaux d'Edo - Fonds Cernuschi 1871 - 1872. Paris, 1986  [catalogue d’exposition illustré en noir]. n° 83, p.47.

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Dragon
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