A Myochin iron forged Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully reppouse hammered iron creating a natural realism representing the spiny lobster. The amount of fine detail that goes into this piece is equal to that of one of his most well known helmets. The lobster is fully splayed on a well mounted bronze stand.
All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal worker.
For a similar example, see Meiji No Takara, Metalwork II, number 112.
Forged stamped seal of Myochin signature
Meiji Period (1868 – 1912)
15″ long with antennae extended x 7 1/2″ wide
8 1/2″ long with antennae folded back
15.5″ High on stand