Okimono - Silvered bronze, Wood - Raro gallo - Eccellente patina e lucentezza - Firmato Kiko - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Okimono - Silvered bronze, Wood - Raro gallo - Eccellente patina e lucentezza - Firmato Kiko - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Very good condition, see description - 23×14×12 cm

Stunning silver-plated bronze cockerel, set on a wooden base. With an upright stance and the tail feathers raised to fully show off its pride, self assurance, courage and control. Excellent patina and lustre. Signature in relief 'Kiko' within a rectangle.

Very good condition.

Within heraldry the cockerel symbolises the bold and careful warrior, ready to bear arms, as such he is usually defined by the attribute of bravery. The cockerel also symbolises vigilance, audaciousness, victory and health.
In Japan the cockerel symbolically refers to the occurrence of light; the legend says that the crowing of the cockerel, together with the song of the gods, convinced the goddess of the sun to come out of the cave where she was hiding. In Japan the cockerel is attributed with the virtue of courage.

Very good condition.

The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.

Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric Study Centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.

Lot details
Object
Okimono
Technique
Carved, Engraved
Material
Silvered bronze, Wood
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Raro gallo - Eccellente patina e lucentezza - Firmato Kiko
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
23×14×12 cm
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