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An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand
An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand
An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand
An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand
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An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand

MEIJI PERIOD (CIRCA 1894), SIGNED SHINJIRO (ITAO SHINJIRO; 1842-1911)

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An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand
Meiji period (circa 1894), signed Shinjiro (Itao Shinjiro; 1842-1911)
The iron eagle constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the beak opens, the neck, wings, limbs and claws move, the eyes inlaid in stone, the details of feathers finely chiseled, the incised signature on underside
19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) long without stand
With original wood box, stand and brocade curtain
Literature
Nihon Bijutsu Gaho (Japanese Fine Arts Magazine) (1894), unpaginated.
Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief eds. et al., Meiji no bi / Splendid Beauty: Illustrious Crafts of the Meiji Period (Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics, 2013), pp. 268-275.
Exhibited
Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai (Japanese Art Association), "The spring exhibition of the Japanese Art Association," 1894.4.1-5.20.
National Palace Museum, “The arts and Cultures of Asia,” 2004. cat. no. 50.
“Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art,” shown at the following venues: Tokyo University of the Arts Museum, 2016.9.7-10.30. Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, 2016.11.12-12.25. Kawagoe City Art Museum, 2017.4.22-6.11. cat. no. 7.

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