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Detail
Detail
artist :TSUDA, SHINOBU
age :in 1936 A..D.
size :H 38 x W 15 x D 12.5 (cm)
size :H 15" x W 6" x D 5" (inch)
box :Original wooden box w/signature
Tsuda Shinobu was a judge at the 1925 Paris World Exposition (Art Deco Expo).
Based on the traditional techniques that has produced swords and sword fittings for centuries, Japanese metal craft turned the corner in the Meiji and Taisho eras (A.D. 1868-1925) to achieve a more modern style.
This bronze work reflects the transition and also the typical style of Tsuda Shinobu. Created in 1936, it fully expresses the hawk's sharp countenance and gracefulness. The smooth surface is finished with the traditional "Niiro" technique.
Tsuda Shinobu's signature is engraved on the statue itself. It comes in a wooden box with the title of the work and the signature written by the artist himself.
It is in mint condition, without any chips and/or traces of repair.
 
About the artist
Tsuda Shinobu (1875-1946) graduated from the Metal Craft Institute of Tokyo Fine Arts School. He then taught there first as associate professor, then as professor. By a request from the government of the time, he moved to Europe to study modern metal craft techniques of various countries. In 1925, he served as the international judge at the Paris Art Deco Exposition. He became the leading art deco metal craft artist in Japan, and further led the Japanese metal craft field by serving as the judge and member of exhibitions hosted by the Emperor and the Imperial Art Institute.