8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 20,900
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A silvered and gilt model of a rooster, signed Koreyoshi, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
the bird naturalistically modelled, standing proudly, his head high looking to the left side into the distance, with gilt feathers running down from its head to lower back, with silvered chest and wings, the extremely long tail feathers of dappled patinated silver reaching near the base of the tall T-formed perch, the base of the stand of deep quatrefoil form, decorated in a lacquered nashiji ground with a thin band of aogai to the rim, the perch terminals with metal scrolling foliate mounts, with small hooks for the attached twin orange tassels with double knots -- 22½in. (54.5cm.) high.
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Please note this item is silver and not "silvered" as catalogued.