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.
This is part of a series of elephant and tigers statues, in my opinion this is certanly one of the best! See the last three pictures for other kinds and their prices. Please note that some are smaller, like 22 cm, this one is twice that size with much nicer details. The only real sign of wear I can see is the tail of one of the tigers, but the pictures speak for themselvels.WILL BE SEND FULLY INSURED! EU BUYERS; NO DUTY OR VAT!