A Meiji period carved wooden tiger

Origin

Japan

Dates

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H  20.75 inch (52.70 cm)   W  45.00 inch (114.30 cm)  

Dimensions
H  20.75 inch (52.70 cm)  
W  45.00 inch (114.30 cm)  

Description

Striding forwards with one paw raised and snarling to show his sharp teeth, naturalistically carved with a tiger’s ruff but without stripes.

Provenance

Footnote: It is unusual to find a tiger of this size and in this pose in wood so it is entirely possible that the present example was carved as a foundry model or ‘pattern’ for the production of similar tigers in bronze.

£ 13800.00
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