Japanese pair of bronze ducks with shakudo and gilt inlaid eyes, one is preening its feathers while the other is standing, signed in a rectangular reserve Takachika 隆親, Meiji Period.
The artist Sano Takachika was a member of the Tokyo Chokokai and in 1894 exhibited at the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai. He also worked for the Imperial family and is recorded in the M. Tomkinson Collection “A Japanese collection” 1898.
Also see “Treasures of Imperial Japan-The Nasser D. Khalili Collection", Metalwork
Part II no. 120,121,122, & 123.