As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this most enchanting Meiji Period (1868-1912), bronze okimono depicting a long eared owl upon a rootwood branch, the unknown artist has captured the majestic bird in very fine lifelike detail, the featherwork particularly well carved. The delightful little owl rests upon a highly polished gnarled wood base, its large multi coloured eyes conrast against the bronze body, the birds long ears pricked up and fully alert to its suroundings. A really charming and increasingly rare little okimono that would bring great joy to your household, or as a fine addition to your existing Japanese metalwork or okimono collection.
Owls are highly revered in Japanese culture, they are seen as symbols of wisdom and fortune, their Japanese name “Fukuro” literally means without hardship/ good luck .
Very fine condition throughout.
Approximate Sizes :
Length : 8 1/2″ 21.5 cm
Height : 6 3/4″ 17 cm
Depth : 4 3/4″ 12 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.