1939 Japanese Art Deco Okimono Figure of a Bull by Hiramatsu Koshun For Sale
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1939 Japanese Art Deco Okimono Figure of a Bull by Hiramatsu Koshun


This enameled iron sculpture of a bull by Hiramatsu Koshun has a substantial feel, and a lovely patina which contrasts nicely with the futuristic contours of the figure. A fine example of Japanese Art Deco, a similar example from the Levenson Collection was exhibited in 2012 (Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945) at the Japan Society in New York. The paring down of recognizably bullish details to the bare minimum is handled with great skill and style. It's a beauty.


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    H 4 in. x W 7.5 in. x D 2.5 in.H 10.16 cm x W 19.05 cm x D 6.35 cm
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    Los Angeles, CA
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