Japanese bronze okimono. Elephant & tigers. Genryusai Seiya. Meiji Period.


A good, large Japanese bronze okimono, by Genryusai Seiya, Meiji Period 1868-1912. Well cast as an elephant fighting with two tigers. The casting of the elephants skin being particularly well defined.
Signed Genryusai Seiya to the underside.
Height - 26 cm, 10 1/4".
Length - 41cm, 16 1/8".
Condition - Excellent. No damage. No repair.

Medium: Bronze

Signed/Inscribed: Cast signature of Genryusai Seiya

Height:  26 cm, 10.24"
Width:  41 cm, 16.14"

Condition: Excellent. No damage. No repair.
The ivory content of this item was created in the late 19th Century, at a time when there was no thought of slaughtering elephants on the scale that the second half of the 20th Century witnessed.
I utterly condemn the trade in modern ivory, and would never be party to such activity.

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