An impresive bronze lion by Atsuyoshi Meiji
Lot 118
An impressive bronze lion Meiji, signed by Atsuyoshi
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,106) inc. premium

Auction 19867: Asian Art
18 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Edinburgh
Lot Details
An impressive bronze lion  Meiji, signed by Atsuyoshi An impressive bronze lion  Meiji, signed by Atsuyoshi An impressive bronze lion  Meiji, signed by Atsuyoshi An impresive bronze lion by Atsuyoshi Meiji
Of British Royal interest.
An impressive bronze lion
Meiji, signed by Atsuyoshi
The animal modelled prowling with head rising to roar, bearing the artists signature mark and the factory mark of Maruki, complete with wood base section with inset presentation plaque inscribed 'The British Prize/presented by The British Members of The Yokohama Yacht Club/1919',
bronze 70cm long, 30cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: gifted by H.R.H. Edward The Prince of Wales, to Mr H.A.Macrae, originally from Buckie in Scotland and a member of the British Diplomatic service in Japan. Macrae assisted crew Prince Edward's yacht in the race which won this prize. Mr Macrae rose to the position of Vice-Consul of Hakodate. His nephew, who is offering the bronze for sale recalls the family story that the Prince's Japanese hosts deliberately threw the race to ensure the winner was their honoured guest. Following the prize being awarded the Prince decided that he was already overburdened with diplomatic gifts and duly bestowed the bronze lion on Mr Macrae.
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