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    Posted 5 years ago

    djsvintage…
    (1 item)

    A very rare Japanese Copper Articulated Spiny Lobster / Crawfish with realistic design and articulation to the limbs, body and tail.

    Circa 1868-1890. Made by the Myochin who originally made armor for Samurai warriors. Meiji Restoration. Japan.

    10" Antenna to tail -- 5" body -- 1.5" wide 14 oz

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      AMAZING piece-- can you post the signature for us to see?

      scott
    2. djsvintagestuff, 5 years ago
      HI scottvez - I uploaded the signature pic for you to see...
    3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks much! GREAT item!

      scott
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Beautiful piece and amazing work!
      Welcome to CW :-)
    5. chananrubin, 5 years ago
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/season/8/chicago-il/appraisals/articulated-iron-crayfish--200302A19
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Absolutely fantastic!!!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      The one in roadshow link is an antique made of iron...
      Same as yours, included signature:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/172236980950

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