Pair of Parcel-gilt Bronze Phoenixes, Japan, Muroe Kichibe (1841-1903), each depicted standing on a four-legged turtle with a long tail, elaborately carved with gilt and chased details, a fifteen-character mark engraved on the base reading "Dai Nihon Etchu-ju [present Toyoma-ken] Eihodo Muroe Kichibe jo," ht. to 34 1/2 in.
Note: For a similar example, see the Linbou Kiryu Okimono in the collection of Takaokashi Bijitsukan (Takaoka City Art Museum).
in good condition with minor gilt loss and surface dirt.
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