London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A bronze model of a pheasant, Genryusai Seiya, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
alert and perched on a large carved rootwood stand, having just landed, its wings about to close tightly against its body, the bird realistically worked in bronze, gilt, silver and shakudo, gilt seal Genryusai Seiya zo -- the bird 20½in. (52cm.) long.
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