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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER AND BEAR CUB GROUP

    MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER AND BEAR CUB GROUP
    MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
    The attacking tiger with patinated stripes to its body, its mouth open ready to bite the distressed cub pinned by its left paw, the prey lies on its back bellowing helplessly
    18½in. (47cm.) wide


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