Japanese bronze hawk with silvered body naturalistically modelled perched on a black and gold lacquer stand, signed 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"
L. Bordignon 2010, Metalwork no. 248.
"Meiji no Takara 明治の宝: Treasure of Imperial Japan-The D. Khalili Collection" Metalwork part II, no. 104-105.