As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this quite magnificent Meiji period 1868-1912 study of a silvered bronze and mixed metal hawk upon a naturalistic root wood base, the well recorded Meiji period artist Hidenao has sculpted the hawk in fantastic lifelike detail, the bird has landed upon a gnarled wood branch and is captured just about to take flight, possibly towards its prey, the high quality silvered bronze feather detailing is indicative of this artists work , the legs have been gilded and the talons finished in a gorgeous greyish black shakudo , the beak and eyes also finished in shakudo and gilt, the artist has signed the bird in an oblong cartouche beneath the tail feathers,the shaped and polished naturalistic wood stand is a joy and serves to give this majestic bird the lift it deserves, a wonderful and very impressive okimono for your Japanese works of art collection.
Formerly part of a UK collection and subsequently supplied by ourselves.
Now available as part of that entire collection purchased from the executors of the estate.
The condition is superb throughout !
For similar recorded sale results by this artist see:
Christies South Kensington : sale 4140, May 18th 2012
Lot number 101, A pair of silvered bronze crane okimono , max height 27.5 cm , £17,500
Lot number 104, A silvered hawk on stand , max height 72 cm , £30,000
Historically see Christies King Street :November 7th 1999 , A silvered and gilt bronze okimono of an owl on stand, max height 40 cm , £13,800.
Total height : 36 1/2″ 93 cm
Wingspan : 26 1/2″ 67.5 cm
Stand Height : 26″ 66 cm
Base approximately 19″ x 13″
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.