DANCING DEMONS (Dealer: hotoke) – Very unique and very refined Japanese bronze okimono figurine of dancing ‘Oni’ (Demon, Ogre), Meiji period (1868-1912). Cast by the highly accurate traditional lost-wax casting method specially for article-by-article production by the certain craftsman rather than quantity production. Such motif of oni at that time in Japan often stands for the Westerners, and so this would be the rare scene of dancing in the Western-style palace in Japan through the Japanese perspective in civilization and enlightenment right after isolationism Edo period.
approx. H 9cm (3.54in), 7 x 6cm (2.75 x 2.36in)
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