Origin: Japan middle Meiji period, ca. 1890-1900.
Attributed to: Kakuha Kanzaemon IX (角羽勘左衛門).
Dimensions: height – ca. 70, width – ca. 65 cm, depth – ca. 37 cm.
A very fine partially gilt bronze study of a Sea Eagle, the majestic bird of prey standing upon a fabulous carved wood base. The bird itself has bronze feathers finely rendered, the beak, eyes and talons with gilt and Shakudo detailing. Signed on a back of the bird, probably角羽製 'Kakuha sei' - 'made by Kakuha'.
Kakuha Kanzaemon IX (角羽勘左衛門), real name Kakuha Zenjirô (角羽善次郎) was a member of an old lineage of metalworkers from Toyama. In 1869, Kanzaemon started a branch office in the port of Yokohama for export trade of bronze ware and also acting as a retailer for foreign clients in Japan.