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A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS
A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS
A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS
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A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS
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PROPERTY FROM A PRINCELY COLLECTION
A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS

MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), EACH SIGNED KOZAN (TAKASE KOZAN; 1869-1934)

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A SET OF TWELVE SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURES OF INSECTS
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), EACH SIGNED KOZAN (TAKASE KOZAN; 1869-1934)
Each insect constructed of numerous hammered parts jointed together with movable wings, limbs or antennae, each finely detailed; signature on body
The largest 3 ¾ in. (9.7 cm.) long, the smallest 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long
With a hyohonbako (display box) with glass top and lid of the original wood box signed Kozan, sealed Heian kinko Kozan in and Choyoraku, titled Konchu (insect)
Provenance
Bonhams, London, 7 November 2013, lot 512
Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo, 28 April 1940, lot 174

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