A bronze articulated model of a lobster titled Choraku mukyoku (Everlasting Pleasure)
A bronze articulated model of a lobster titled Choraku mukyoku (Everlasting Pleasure)

EARLY 20TH CENTURY, SIGNED KOZAN (TAKASE KOZAN; 1869-1934) WITH CURSIVE MONOGRAM (KAO)

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A bronze articulated model of a lobster titled Choraku mukyoku (Everlasting Pleasure)
Early 20th century, signed Kozan (Takase Kozan; 1869-1934) with cursive monogram (kao)
The bronze lobster constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the eyes, antennae, limbs, fins and legs move, the details finely carved and chiseled, finished with a reddish-brown patina; signature on underside of fin
Body 7 ½ in. (19.1cm.) long
With original wood box titled Choraku mukyoku, and signed Kozan and sealed Heian kinko and Kozan

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