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A JAPANESE PATINATED SPELTER FIGURE OF THE DEMON GOD RAIJIN, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912),

cast as a demonic half man half muscular beast with a horrifying open mouthed roaring expression and bulging eyes before backswept horns and gravity defying wavy hair, partially kneeling with one three clawed hand holding aloft his Taiko thunder drum, detailed with side engraved and chased panels of fierce roaring dragons swirling amongst styled stormy waters, trimmed in bosses and centering a loop handled conforming lid opening to an empty compartment, mounted on a stylized groundwork base and raised on a custom carved hardwood stand. Height: 11 3/4" Width: 6 1/2" Depth: 4"     

Condition:

Good condition with some slight rubbed areas of patination, buildup and Raijin figure slightly loose but otherwise no serious discernible issues. 

Estimate: $150 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$889
06/06/2020

 

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