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Fine Signed Hand Cast Bronze Dragon Sculpture, Important Artist from Old Japan
An important artist signed Dragon Sculpture. Here's a lovely and unique way to accent your indoor display space or outdoor garden space with this very unusual treasure from Japan! This is an attractive solid and finely hand cast bronze effigy of an animated dragon with an attractive dark green patina, circa mid last century. This was sourced from a large Japanese collection this past year. Artist signature: Saegusa. Dimension: Big 7 inches long and 5 inches high Quality: Mint condition, heavy hand cast with lovely dark mottled green aged patina surface, finely cast details. Artist: Sotaro Saegusa Only one available. 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. Saegusa's 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 focuses 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. His works are collected by a number of arts in Japan. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
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- Date of ManufactureMid-20th Century
- Materials and TechniquesCastBronze
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 5 in. x W 7 in. x D 2.5 in.H 12.7 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 6.35 cm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289213828541
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