small Meiji scroll and paper weight, glass eyes inlaid howling tiger beautifully
cast in solid bronze and gilded in reddish copper, densely rendered with the distinctive
acid etched tiger stripes embossed in a shinny surface over a matted finishing.
The meticulously sculpted howling tiger with its head raised and jaws open, outstretched
muscular limbs appears to be charging forward, with a curled long tail extended
to the rear enhancing the dynamic of its movement. An exemplary specimen of the
19th century Meiji Tiger-- easily discerned by the consistency of its gorgeously
aged patina and superb artistry. Ship with natural stone or wood pedestal. No