This is a fantastic Japanese Bronze of an Elephant defending itself against an attack by a pair of Tigers. It is beautifully cast and stamped by prestigious makers Genryusai Seiya in Tokyo around 1900. The expression and feeling of movement is wonderful and the detail is very fine. Condition is it is a little dirty and the lower Tiger has a tiny bit of movement also an old repair to the tip of his tail (see photo 8) but these don't greatly distract from the piece.
The stand is not original but very suitable. The item "Japanese Bronze Okimono of Elephant and Tigers by Seiya Meiji Period" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "mixedbag5515" and is located in SHOREHAM-BY-SEA.This item can be shipped worldwide.