Meiji period bronze of a tiger and an alligator by Genryusai Seiya

Origin

Japan

Dates

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H  17.00 inch (43.18 cm)   W  40.00 inch (101.60 cm)  

Dimensions
H  17.00 inch (43.18 cm)  
W  40.00 inch (101.60 cm)  

Description

An unusual Meiji period bronze of a tiger and an alligator by Genryusai Seiya, the creatures modelled separately with the tiger attempting to pin down the snapping alligator, the pelt of the tiger and the characteristic skin of the reptile naturalistically rendered, on a rootwood base, both with the seal of the Genryusai workshop. Japanese, c1890.

Footnote: Genryusai Seiya was the master craftsman in charge of a workshop which specialised in export wares of the highest quality. Production included human genre figures, vases and exotic bronze models of animals probably influenced by the opening of Tokyo Zoological Gardens in 1882.

Exhibitions

Lapada 2018

Makers

GENRYUSAI SEIYA

Condition

Excellent

£ 8800.00
Request Details Call Dealer

More items from this category