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AN IRON ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A ROOSTER AND HEN
PROPERTY FROM A PRINCELY COLLECTION
AN IRON ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A ROOSTER AND HEN

EARLY 20TH CENTURY, EACH SIGNED KASHU MUNEYOSHI (MUNEYOSHI OF KAGA PROVINCE [TANAKA TADAYOSHI;?-1958])

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AN IRON ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A ROOSTER AND HEN
EARLY 20TH CENTURY, EACH SIGNED KASHU MUNEYOSHI (MUNEYOSHI OF KAGA PROVINCE [TANAKA TADAYOSHI;?-1958])
The iron rooster and hen constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, allowing the necks, tips of the wings and the beaks to move, the heads with finely detailed comb and feathers, the eyes gilt; signatures on the underbodies
9 ½ in. (24.1cm.) and 13 in. (33cm.) high
Provenance
Previously sold in these Rooms, 11 September 2012, lot 131

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Lot Essay

This is the work of Tanaka Tadayoshi, a modern metal artist active in the Taisho and Showa periods. He apprenticed in the Kyoto workshop of Takase Kozan (1869-1934), who directed the studio creating articulated sculptures for both domestic and international markets. Tadayoshi was known as a master of articulated sculptures especially of birds, such as the present lot.
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