About the object

A very large and imposing Meiji period silvered bronze eagle, shown crouched on a rootwood base with the wings raised in the head ducked down and turned slightly to the left, the eyes and talons worked with shakudo and gilt details. Signed on a tablet Gyokku.

Japanese, circa 1880. 

Dimensions

H 29.75 inch (75.56 cm), W 39.00 inch (99.06 cm)