Lot 184
A Japanese Bronze Lion and Tiger by Atsuyoshi for Maruki Company
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Meiji period (1868-1912), includes a well cast bronze lion and separate tiger that are both modeled crouching forward in a powerful pose with head titled up and mouth open bearing their teeth as if in mid roar, both signed Atsuyoshi with impressed seal reading Maruki sei, and Japan, with flat hard wood stands with textured edges.

7.25 x 16 in. (largest)

Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina

The Maruki workshop was based in Tokyo and made very fine quality bronze vessels and carvings during the Meiji period.

Some slight nicks to the tail of the tiger; chip to back paw of lion; scratches and wear to wooden bases, especially for lion.

$1,000 - 1,500