19 September 2000,
Price realised USD 5,875
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A Bronze Model of a Hawk
Meiji Period (late 19th Century), with signature Yoshitani
Realistically cast as a hawk perched on a twisted tree stump, the beak and talons finished in shakudo and the eyes inlaid in crystal, and the patina medium brown, the tree stump separately cast and finished in a dark black-brown patina
16¾in. (42.2cm.) high
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Previously sold in these Rooms, 19 June, 1993, lot 400.
PUBLISHED: Baekeland, Frederick, Imperial Japan: The Art of the Meiji Era (1868-1912): An exhibition organized by Martie W. Young, (Ithaca: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1980).
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