Japanese Meiji Genryusai Seiya bronze elephant and tigers, circa 1890.
This moving and detailed bronze grouping depicts a savage attack by two viscous tigers on an Asian male elephant that refuses to go down without a fight. The hand chiseling on this work is most probably by the Seiya of Genryusai and there is a stamp on the bronze by the artist.
Measure: Height 18.5 inches
Width 22 inches from tip of trunk to heel of foot.
Depth 11 inches
Condition: Wear and scratches commensurate of age.