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A SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A DRAGON
A SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A DRAGON
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A SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A DRAGON

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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A SILVER ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A DRAGON
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
The silver dragon constructed of numerous hammered plated jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, limbs and claws move, the body bends, the head applied with elaborate horns, spines and whiskers, the tail of the dragon entwining a kurikaraken (double edge sword), the eyes of shakudo embellished with gilt, the flames in gold
18 ½ in. (47 cm.) long
Provenance
Estate of Ann Mabel Cawthra (1869-1943), wife of Agar Adamson (1865-1929), Toronto. Acquired in Japan circa 1900

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