Fine Japanese silvered bronze model of a hawk, on silver mounted lacquered stand

meiji period

The naturalistically modeled bird with gilt talons and eyes, on black and gilt lacquered silver mounted perch, signed to underside of cover.

H: 27 in.


Estate of Marvin Lundy, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Bird - 10 1/4 in. from head to tail. Well cast, in very good condition. Cover lacks pin. Cover signed on inside. See images
Stand - A few minor chips and scratches to lacquer, overall good. Light tarnish to mounts.

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Sold for $74,500 (buyer's premium included)