Meiji Era Bronze Spiny Lobster with Tendrils
This is an incredible Meiji-era bronze spiny lobster, circa 1890.
The Meiji period in Japan spanned from 1868 to 1912. The Meiji period was a time of great social and economic transformation for Japan. In a very short time, Japan moved from an isolated feudal society to its modern form. Throughout the Meiji era there was an intense drive to modernize and keep up with Western advances. However, this drive was matched by the desire to resist foreign influences. Once the Japanese assimilated these Western aspects, they formed a new but distinctly Japanese modern society. The affects of this touched all areas of life, but perhaps can be most prominently seen in the art of the Meiji era.
The small-scale bronze pieces from this era evoke Japan’s national traditions and aesthetics. In addition, they offer insight to the everyday tasks and duties of daily life during the Meiji era.
This is a delightful Japanese bronze spiny lobster from the Meiji era. Including the antennae and tendrils, this piece is approximately 9 1/2 inches long. At its widest point, the piece is approximately 3 inches long. This piece stands approximately 7 1/2 inches above the ground including the tendrils.
WIDTH: 11 in | HEIGHT: 7 in | DEPTH: 4 in
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