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Genryusai Seiya

circa 1890
A fabulous Meiji period bronze model of an elephant with ivory tusks.

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A Japanese bronze of a bull elephant with ivory tusks and a finely chased hide, the large mammal naturalistically rendered, walking forward with its trunk raised and its tusks inlaid in ivory, signed in a rectangular reserve Seiya saku for Genryusai Seiya, with separate hardwood base.
  • OriginJapan
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsBronze Ivory
  • Dimensions21.60cm / 8½" With a base 3.10cm x 23.10cm / 1¼in x 9in
Directors notes
"Seiya saku" (made by Seiya).
Genryusai Seiya was a Japanese workshop specialized in high quality exotic bronze models of animals (tigers, elephants, crocodiles, bulls etc) but also human figures and vases, made for the export market, late 19th century (middle Meiji period).