Iron spiny lobster

An articulated iron model of spiny lobster.
Naturalistically modelled, formed from individually cast, hammered and carved sections crafted to resemble the crustacean’s shell with well chiseled details, assembled with fully articulated joints to allow lifelike mobility; signed on the belly Myochin (明珍). With a wooden storage box.
Japan, Meiji era (1868-1912)
20,5 cm (8in) long with retracted antennae.