Japanese bronze tigers signed Seiya Meiji period

Japanese bronze tigers signed Seiya Meiji period

Code: 10133

Dimensions:

W: 41cm (16.1")H: 20.5cm (8.1")D: 20cm (7.9")

£3,900.00 Approx $5364.51, €4566.74

Japanese bronze tiger drinking at the water's edge with a cub beside her, signed in a rectangular reserve Seiya saku 誠谷作 (made by Seiya), on a carved wood base Meiji period 1868-1912.

Dimensions of the wood base H 3cm (1.18" in.) x W 49cm (19.29" in.) x D 25cm (9.84" in.)

The Genryusai Seiya 源龍斎誠谷 workshop produced exotic animals, figures and ornamental objects during the Meiji era.

Tigers were a popular theme, symbolic of strenght and courage.

Reference: 'Japanese Metalwork of the Meiji Period (1868-1912)', B. Davies catalogue 1989, nos.3, 5, 33.