London, South Kensington
18 July 2002
TWO JAPANESE SIMILAR BRONZE MODELS OF FANTAIL-PIDGEONS
STYLE OF AKASOFU GYOKO OF TOKYO, MEIJI PERIOD
EACH FINELY MODELLED AND DECORATED IN SHAKUDO, SHIBUICHI AND HEAVY GILDING, EACH WITH ITS TAIL-FEATHERS UPRIGHT, STANDING ON A TEAR-DROP SHAPED BASE -- 3¾IN. (9.5CM.) HIGH MAX., (A FEW TAIL FEATHERS WITH SMALL DENTS).
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