Japanese Dragon Bronze Sculpture Meji Period

19th CENTURY-Modernism
Designer VerificationNone
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 29

Late 19th century Antique Japanese bronze dragon sculpture. This sculpture is not signed or dated, but is attributable to the Meiji period on the basis of its size -29 inches high- and style. One of the main modes of Japanese export during the Meiji period was through the World's Fairs and Expositions that were held every few years in the West at that time. Many of the Japanese objects sent to the West for these occasions are characterized by their monumental size, rococo style, and/or opulent visual effects intended to immediately attract the attention of viewers.