264232474LARGE ART DECO BRONZE OKIMONO OF A BABY PENGUIN
c. 1935-6 (Taisho Era)
Height: approximately 11.75 inches (30 cm)
Provenance: Kagedo, Seattle, Washington
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Standing, simply cast, with typical large feet and short, stubby wings, facing forward; the eyes inlaid with shakudo; chiseled signature on foot Masataka saku and dated 1935; original tomobako (box) noted Pensuin tori okimono, reverse of lid dated and signed Showa Jyu Iichi Nan, san gatsu Nakabori Masataka saku (Showa 11 - 1936 March), and sealed Nakabori.
Signed Masataka saku 1935