The bronze figure with dark chocolate-brown patina and masterly chiseled fur. The beast depicted with open mouth, upward pointed tusks and ferocious eyes in a realistic, almost frightening attack posture.
LENGTH 21.5 cm across
WEIGHT 1492.6 grams
Condition: Superb condition with some old wear and a few tiny surface scratches here and there.
Provenance: French private collection. A near identical bronze was exhibited in 2014 in the History Museum, Moscow, as part of the ‘Japanese animalistic bronze of the Meiji epoch’ exhibition.