Japanese pair of bronze puppies, one standing and the other chewing a bamboo branch, inlaid eyes in shakudo, on a contemporary lacquer base, signed Ryoun 凌雲, Taisho Period.

Takahashi Ryoun 高橋凌雲 was active during the Taisho into the early Showa era (1912-1935). He lived in Tokyo and graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, was famed for his skill in casting bronze.
The Tokyo Casting Association lists him as a designated special member, a ranking reserved for the best artists.


H 17.5 cm x W 11 cm x D 15 cm / H 17 cm x W 11 cm x D 9 cm