Japanese bronze of a running elephant signed Atsuyoshi & with seal Maruki

Atsuyoshi saku toku 厚義作 特 with seal Maruki sei まるき製

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1022


Dimensions:
H 20cm x W 34cm x D 8cm
H 8" x W 13½" x D 3¼"

Atsuyoshi saku toku 厚義作 特 with seal Maruki sei まるき製


Japanese bronze of a running elephant naturalistically cast with its trunk raised, signed in an oval reserve Atsuyoshi saku toku 厚義作 特 with seal Maruki sei まるき製 (made by Miyabe Atsuyoshi for the Maruki Company), Meiji Period (1868-1912).

The artist Miyabe Atsuyoshi is recorded in Wakayama Takeshi 若山猛, Kinko jiten 金工事典 (Dictionary of Metalworkers), Tokyo, Token Shunju Shinbunsha 刀剣春秋新聞社, 1999, p.1141, as a maker of sword-fittings and a pupil of Shinoyama Tokuoki (1813-1891), active in Kyoto during the late Edo period and early Meiji era.


Dimensions:
H 20cm x W 34cm x D 8cm
H 8" x W 13½" x D 3¼"

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