A fine and rare iron kusshin jizai (fully articulated) okimono model of a hawk
Attributed to Itao Shinjiro (1842-1911), circa 1894
Realistically rendered, the leg joints, claws, head, wings, tail and mouth each intricately constructed of extremely smoothly moving parts, the eyes inlaid in gilt with black pupils, the predatory bird perched in a portrait-like pose on a separate tall wood daiboko (hawk stand), unsigned. The hawk 29cm x 41cm (11 3/8in x 16 1/8in), the wood stand 65.3cm x 48.3cm (25¾in x 19in). (2).