Tokyo School bronze group

Tokyo School bronze group

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5674 A large and exceptional Japanese Meiji Period Tokyo School bronze group depicting two children carrying a basket full of vegetables.

Beautifully modelled, very well cast and finely finished, this is an excellent example of large-scale Tokyo School sculpture. The young woman in traditional dress and barefoot turns back to see the young boy (perhaps her younger brother) struggling under the weight of the basket of vegetables. His body position, that of the basket resting on his tummy and the expression on his face suggesting he is only just able to carry the load. Her calm and encouraging expression willing him to keep going, “not much further now”.

The whole bronze with a deep, rich brown patina.

Circa 1880

Signed Kazumasa and with character seal to the integrated bronze base.

52cm high

59cm long

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