Bronze tiger 3/4 life size

Origin

Japan

Dates

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H  25.00 inch (63.50 cm)   W  56.00 inch (142.24 cm)   D  10.00 inch (25.40 cm)  

Dimensions
H  25.00 inch (63.50 cm)  
W  56.00 inch (142.24 cm)  
D  10.00 inch (25.40 cm)  

Description

A superb three quarter life size bronze tiger, The bronze body patinated to imitate the distinctive stripes of a tiger’s skin, with inset orange glass eyes. Signed in a seal tsunematsu. On a carved hardwood base.

Provenance

Mark: 常光作 Jōkō saku --- also pronounced Tsunemitsu saku.

“This was a workshop in Tokyo, specialized in bronze casted elephants, tigers etc, made for export purposes around 1900.”

Signed / Dated

常光作 Jōkō saku

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