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Japanese bronze hawk naturalistically modelled with a brown patination and eyes inlaid in shakudo and gold, signed in a square seal Nihon koku Maruki sei 日本國丸喜製 (made by Maruki of Japan) Meiji Period.

The hawk (taka 鷹) is an auspicious symbol of strength and power and a favourite theme in Japanese art.

The Maruki workshop was based in Sukiya Street, Nihonbashi ward- Tokyo, made fine quality bronzes and carvings during the Meiji era, and exhibited at many domestic and international exhibitions. 

Reference: Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasures of Imperial Japan, the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, the Kibo Foundation 1995, Metalwork Part II, no. 93 and no. 103.

Also see Splendors of Imperial Japan, Arts of the Meiji Period, J. Earle no. 188. 

Dimensions

H 18cm x W 26cm x D 15.5cm

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