Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 806

A MASSIVE JAPANESE BRONZE AND WOOD OKIMONO OF AN EAGLE

MEIJI 1868-1912

The raptor standing upon a gnarled burrwood base, its wings outstretched, the pupils picked out in gilt and with details in shakudo, 101cm across. (2)

Provenance: formerly in the collection of Norman Loudon (d.1967), British businessman, director and owner of Shepperton Studios, and thence by descent.

Cf. J Earle, Splendors of Imperial Japan, Arts of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection, fig.191, p.276-277, for a comparable okimono and fig.4, p.242, for another exhibited at the Fine Arts Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, in 1893.


Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000
Hammer Price £ 17,000

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