|Fully articulated and signed beneath a wing: Kozan.|
|Lot ID: 129|
|Low Estimate: GBP 5,500|
|High Estimate: GBP 6,500|
|Next Bid: GBP 2,750|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
|Sale Terms: View here|
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|Location of Origin: Japan|
|Dimensions: Length from head to wing tip: 9.3 cm|
|Primary Classification: Asian Art : Japanese Antiques|
|The eldest son of Takase Kanatake, in 1883 Kozan started working in the export department of Ikeda Seisuke's ceramic company in Kobe before transferring in 1887 to the metalwork division of Ikeda's Kyoto branch, where he studied under Tomiki Isuke. In 1893, he started his own business selling metalwork both domestically and abroad. In 1910 the Crown Prince travelled to Kyoto and purchased several of Kozan's astonishingly realistic articulated insects.|
|Item Condition:||Good condition, though the antennae are a little distorted.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||BADA Antiques Auction : 413 Lots : July 14,2016 : 10AM EST|
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