As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this quite charming Meiji Period 1868-1912 okimono, depicting a striding bear, the well cast and finely chiseled creature is in this instance signed by the highly regarded Akasofu Gyokko, an artist well recorded as producing figural groups, particularly Samurai on wooden stands, as well as fine quality bronze birds on naturalistic bases. On this occasion he produces a captivating lifelike rendition of a striding bear, just a couple of the stand out features include the animals eyes picked out in gold and his claws sharply defined and protruding from his thick fur, this bear comes complete with an original period hardwood base, but would be equally at home on a glass shelf or furnishing a room of your choice, artist signed in a seal to the underside.
Condition Report :
Fine original condition throughout.
Approximate Sizes :
Length : 12 1/2″ 32 cm
Height : 7 5/8″ 19 .5 cm
Depth : 5 1/2″ 14 cm
Base : 34 x 25 x 2 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.