A delightful antique Japanese Meiji Bronze portrayal of a fisherman dating from the 19th century. The fisherman is portrayed with a very large fish and sitting on it to hold it down. The figure is well detailed with gilt patterning and with excellent detail to the large fish. The man with expressive face partly in joy and partly expressive of the effort he is exerting to hold the fish is well defined and wears a hat and what appears to be a large apron tied around his neck with a large bow. The bronze has a wonderful aged patination and is not marked.
In good condition with wear commensurate with age and use and with a good unpolished patination.
Japanese although not marked.
Origin : Japan
Manufacture Date : 19th Century
Materials : Bronze