Japanese Meiji Bronze

A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall


A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall
A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall

A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall    A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall

Please read the whole description! On offer is a Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Period (1890 - 1920) Cast Bronze Bizin ("Beauty") Statue. The base is approximately 17 cm long, 13.5 cm wide and the statue is 30.5 cm tall at the widest points. Superbly crafted with cast bronze (a complex alloy with a lot of copper and other metals), and then coated with black/dark brown lacquer to give that distinctive "patinated" finish the Meiji era statues are famous for.

The statue depicts a young beautiful lady ("bizin") dressed in a wide O-sode Kimono lifting the hem of the robe. Originally she would hold a parasol with her right hand which is now, sadly, missing. The inscription on the back reads "Katsuhide saku" (made by Katsuhide). There is a very good amount of details throughout and the young lady is being very well portraited. A very nice and quite impressive (due to its size) statue that can be displayed.

Condition Report : This statue is in good/very good antique condition with age related wear and tear. There is a some bronze discolouration, as you would expect from an item of this age. Especially on the right hand where the parasol would have been. As mentioned the parasol is now missing. Last there is the normal age related wear throughout. But it cannot be helped as this is an antique item and many similar pieces have much more serious damages. And these blemishes are purely visual and they don't affect the functionality or integrity of this statue. Having said that, apart from the missing parasol, this statue is in the top 20% of similarly dated items, with regards to the condition. Please also note that the statue is hollow and not 100% solid.

This also explains the fact that it weighs "only" 2.2 KG. Had it been solid, then it would have weighted around 4 - 4.5 KG for this size. Priced with condition and the loss in mind. Should you need any additional info, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions. I would be very happy to assist you.

Please study the photos provided as they form part of the description. Should you need more photos I would be very happy to provide you with them. What you see is what you get!

A few things about me and my listings for art pieces. Whether you believe it or not my interest started from Traditional Japanese razors (Kamisoris) and Natural Sharpening stones (Toishi) and quickly expanded to anything Japanese related really and absolutely fell in love it!

Then expanded to Chinese art pieces as well. Hence, I have sought the expertise of a Native Japanese speaking Accredited Art Appraiser with nearly 3 decades of experience. I use his guidance alongside the description of accredited auctioneers to describe my lots and in line with similar known examples. Of course mistakes can occur and I will take full responsibility if that happens.

If you are qualified to do so and you spot an alleged error in my listing, then please let me know. BUT, you have to be in a position to do so, i. You are a Certified Art Appraiser registered with an Appropriate Body or an Accredited Auctioneer in Art and have professional knowledge. If that is the case then please kindly introduce yourself to me and inform me of this error. According to the severity of the error, I will either make changes or delist the item.

If you are just another "dealer" or a self proclaimed "expert" and you know everything better. Outperform me and my Art Appraiser in every simple possible way.

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I don't have any control over those charges. They will also be responsible for any damage during the transportation. The item will arrive to you without any further action needed from your side.

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A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall    A SUPERB Japanese Late Meiji/Taisho Signed Bronze Bizin Statue 30.5 cm Tall