Featured HUGE Japanese bronze tigers attacking an elephant.

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by kyratango, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Gorgeous piece! Well found and well fixed!
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I don't see stripes indicated on the cats, so wondering if they are lionesses, which do hunt as a team. Not sure tigers do. Although the elephant does look Indian, not African.
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  4. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Kyra-Love everything,esp your taste in interior decoration.Great,brave gamble (too big for me)-but you've got great instincts.
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Great find Kyra....... & not letting it slip away..... even better !!;):happy::happy:
  6. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is amazing! Well done, your heart must have been beating fast in those last moment!
  7. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

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  8. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thank you!!!
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  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    The cruel beasts have stripes. I agree tigers aren't known to hunt as a team but... Tigers these are:joyful:
    The seller said it was her grandfather who passed some years in Africa, she thought it was an African bronze:facepalm::hilarious:
  10. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thank youuuu!
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  11. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It's nice to find someone who'll spend more than a Euro on art ! I worked in a small gallery way back-no easy feat to make a buck.
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  13. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    What a score, congrats @kyratango :) The eye replacement is amazing!! Good luck on getting on the show:)
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  14. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    If you can afford to keep it I would, just think the tigers lost the fight (as they would in real life) I think this is better and far less common than French animalier bronzes and the people likely to bring it home have far more money. Bronzes aren't my bag so I don't know their value ATM but I know quality when I see it, I think this is a fantastic investment, the same feeling I got when I started collecting Anglo-Indian antiques 15 years ago and if I had re-sold them then I would be out of pocket by a lot.
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  15. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Stunning piece and nice job on the eye. What’s your replacement eye made of? I love Japanese bronze work. They capture motion and texture so well.

    I just bought a few large Japanese bronzes. I haven’t gotten them in hand yet. One large elephant and two tall female musicians. Not in quite the same level as this one though.
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  16. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thank you! You know I HAD to kyratise it!:joyful:
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  17. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thank you! Of course if the tigers don't manage to grasp the trunk, it is unlikely they can put down the elephant... But... It is a pain for the imagination!:(
    I know the market is way better now than in 2000, when I had to sell many Chinese objects, furniture and a beautiful Qing Court robe... But downsizing was mandatory then:arghh:
    I could keep it, of course, but if I can get what I think, my insect jewellery collection may grow even more;)
  18. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thank you!
    The eye is made of UV curing resin and permanent markers coloring on the back!
    Will you show us your Japanese bronzes once you get them? Please!
  19. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I freakin' love this thing! Beautiful piece, and lovely restoration job!!
  20. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I’ll do that! Pretty cool on the eye resto!
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