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

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.

H 17”, W 40” £8,800

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.

ITEM ID
492
GENRE
Japanese Art
HEIGHT
17" (43 cm)
MEDIA
Bronze
AGE
Late 19th Century
THEME
Asian
WIDTH
40" (102 cm)

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

    £8,800 GBP
    ~ $11,562