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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 461

    AN AUTOMATED BRONZE BIRDCAGE

    SIGNED HO MASAYUKI ZU ICHIRYU TOMOYOSHI AND AKAGIKEN TAIZEN MOTOZANE, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

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    AN AUTOMATED BRONZE BIRDCAGE
    SIGNED HO MASAYUKI ZU ICHIRYU TOMOYOSHI AND AKAGIKEN TAIZEN MOTOZANE, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY
    The bars of copper, the base which encloses the mechanism is decorated in bronze, copper, silver and gilt, each side with sprays of leafy flowers from ivy, plum and cherry blossom to kiku and bamboo, the whole raised on four scrolled feet, a T-formed perch to the centre with a stuffed and rare Aoruri bird, its eyes of glass
    18¾ x 24 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. (48 x 62 x 29 cm.)


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