About the object

Japanese bronze eagle with silvered body
 naturalistically modelled ready to take flight,
 perched on a gnarled stump, signed in a 
rectangular plaque Masatsune chu 政常鋳
, Meiji Period.

The artist Masatsune 政常 was very accomplished in birds subjects.
 For other bronze birds by this artist see "The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono-The Dr. Kanter Collection" Metalwork no. 248.
" Meiji no Takara明治の宝: Treasure of Imperial Japan-The D. Khalili Collection" Metalwork part II, no. 104-105.



H 89cm x W 68cm x D 50cm