• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5915

    Christie's Interiors

    8 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER AND ELEPHANT GROUP

    MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER AND ELEPHANT GROUP
    MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
    Naturalistically cast as an elephant fighting with two tigers, the first attacking him to its back, the second underneath its right front paw, with fitted ivory tusks, signed
    11in. (28cm.) high, wood stand


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