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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    A Bronze model of a tiger and crocodile, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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    A Bronze model of a tiger and crocodile, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
    depicting a fierce confrontation of the two predatory animals, the crocodile, emerging from its swirling waters, open mouthed displaying rows of sharp teeth, the tiger standing upon raised rockwork looking down upon its challenger, both naturalistically modelled, the tiger with patinated stripes, the crocodile with textured skin surface -- 25¾in. (65.5cm.) wide.


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    This piece is signed in seal form Genryusai Seiya