This noble gentleman is really quite special, looking through the archives this was certainly a custom commission for a rather important person, the detailing and hand painting is second to none as is the casting. He is the kings hunter which means he trains the kings bird, is this posse he is captured whispering to the bird the kings commands, Im told this is a piece of great significance because of this.
I would say this is towards the earlier part of the Meiji dynast based on the ware and condition. The first pictured bronze is in stunning period condition throughout, the colours are vibrant and strong and he has a lovely glow to him.On the second piece the colours are slightly faded and the only negative point around the condition is one of the hands has some cracks through the figures and some discoloration you can see pictured below, they are all still attached present and correct, we havent attempted any restoration. Height:- 53cm to the top of the bird, 51cm head. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point. Any questions please feel free to ask.
This item is available for collection from Wimbledon SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.
COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). We prefer collection on all items from Wimbledon SW19-3BE. Whoever delivers may require some help on the larger items, if this is not possible please let us know as it may affect the price. The item "PAIR OF MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) JAPANESE HAYABUSA BRONZE SAMURAI WARRIOR STATUE" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.