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Japanese "DRAGON" Bronze Master Work by Artist Sotaro

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Breathtaking design, signed, mint, and with beautiful jewel like finish Here's a beautiful and unique way to accent your indoor display space with this very unusual treasure from Japan. This is an attractive solid and finely cast bronze effigy of an elegant dragon, artist signed underside. This was sourced from a large Japanese collection this past year.  Dimension: Large 9.25 inches high and 7.25 inches wide Quality: Mint condition with finely cast head and tail and details; very nice condition with an attractive patina, signed back leg, Sotaro Saegusa Rare Jewel like finish- first we've seen with this startling patina This is one of only a handful of this iconic form we have seen from this artist, having had the pleasure of handling many of this artists' fine creations. About the artist: Sotaro Saegusa (1911-2006) was born in Aji-cho, Kida-gun, Kagawa Prefecture A graduate of the Metallic Engineering Department of Kagawa Prefectural Technical School in 1930 and the Sculpture School of Tokyo School of Fine Arts, Saegusa. Later he worked as a professor at the Nagoya University of Arts until he retired in 1986. Saegusa is a member of the Japan Artists 'Association, Japan Sculptors' Association and Shin Kozo Exhibition Paintings Division. Saegusas enthusiasm for the arts continues after his retirement. His bronze works display a variety of themes and postures, reflecting traditional Japanese culture with injection of abstract elements. His works are highly revered for their artistic beauty. After his retirement, Saegusa focused on sculptures of animals including lunar animals. Saegusa has won a number of prestigious awards. In 1941, his works were selected for the 8th Shin Kozo Exhibition Western Painting Division and the 15th Imperial Exhibition Sculpture Division and he has been invited to take part in the exhibition every year since. He was presented the Chunichi Award in the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition at Nagoya in 1958, at an award in the Nagoya Japanese Art Exhibition in 1987, the Tokyo Governor's Award in the 65th Shin Kozo Exhibition Sculpture Division for his work "Iku" in 1993, and the Minister of Education Encouragement Award, the 71st Shin Kozo Exhibition Sculpture Division for Still Life in 1999. Only one available. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.               

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.25 in. x W 7.25 in. x D 3 in.H 23.5 cm x W 18.42 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289217125312
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