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Lot 150
A Japanese Bronze Okimono of an Elephant Being Attacked by Tigers Signed Mitsumoto
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Meiji period (1868-1912), a bronze sculpture of two tigers attacking a large elephant, one to the front, and one on its back, the elephant raises his trunk high and his legs appear to be in motion as if to march forward, a finely cast okimono with very detailed texture to elephant's skin and layers of stripes to the tigers, incised to the underside of the elephant's belly "Mitsumoto."

15 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 19 in.

Good estate condition; some old fabric to underside of feet now lost or peeling.
*Please note this lot contains ivory, state and federal rules and guidelines apply.

$500 - 1,000