Pair of bronze deer 鹿 (shika) okimono 置物
Price: € 1.600,00
Pair of impressive and heavy dark brown patinated bronze okimono 置物 (decorative object) of naturalistically shaped deer 鹿 (shika): the recumbent doe looks up towards the standing masculine stag who has long antlers. Both sculptures have very serene and detailed features.
The doe is marked at the bottom by the artist Watanabe Kansui 渡辺環水 (1929-?). Watanabe Kansui was born in 1929, and learned casting metal techniques under his father. His work was selected for Nitten Award (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition) in 1968 for the first time, and continuously for the following years. He was awarded the Grand Prize at Nitten in 1980 and 1989.
Height 40.6 cm, Width 34.7 cm, Depth 13.5 cm.
Weight 7.2 kg.
Height 13.7 cm, Width 26.3 cm, Depth 10.4 cm.
Weight 3.2 kg.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989)
Both are in a very good condition with minimal traces of age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
In Japan, notably in the Shinto religion, deer are viewed as sacred messengers from the divine.
The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (日展, Nitten (Nihon bijutsu tenrankai)) is a Japanese art exhibition established in 1907. The exhibition consists of five art faculties: Japanese Style and Western Style Painting, Sculpture, Craft as Art, and Sho (calligraphy). During each exhibition, works of the great masters are shown alongside works of new but talented artists. It claims to be the largest combined art exhibition of its kind in the world and the most popular in Japan. (From Wikipedia)
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