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    Posted 6 years ago

    racer4four
    (615 items)

    Apart from my glass, these must be my favourite Japanese item.
    These horses were possibly made as Year of the Horse figurines, or just because the Japanese have a long working and cultural association with horses.

    The notes that came with them mentions Shoichi Move but I am not sure if this is even a persons name, so let's say the designer is unknown.
    Whoever made them they did a great job.

    I think this pair have been made from bronze which has been nickel plated.
    They are very heavy and there are some scuff marks in places in the coating although only a dark colour shows through. They are not magnetic so are not ferrous based. I know the Japanese work in bronze a bit so that's my best guess for now.

    I just love their style!

    Mare 13cm (5in)
    Foal 8cm (3in)

    Update
    I am now quite sure these horses were made by artist Sotaro Saegusa, renowned bronze artist.

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Those are lovely! Clean lines.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Such a Mid-Modern stylized look !! LOVE IT !!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Really look like stylish Greek horse design, beautiful Karen.

      Alan
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      They are very elegant!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Beautiful style, love their proud attitude!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comments guys! I agree they have a very modern style.

      Thanks:
      Bonnie
      Rose
      Alan
      Peggy and
      Kyra
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      They almost look like hagenauer!!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Fascinating, very sleek. Nice add to your collections. :)
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Hi Karen, Must agree with you. I Love their style! They look well made too.
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Oh Karen, I'm so glad to see these are yours! These get a love, love from me...

      I wonder, would they really cover bronze you think? What about pewter? These are sooo cool and go perfectly next to glass.
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      I did a translate of the words Shoichi Move, and came up with Shoichi (a boys name, actually the 1st son of Sho) and for Move it said Ido. I don't know what that means tho. So it must be made by Shoichi Move, now to find something like it, right.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the help Sue! I'm still researching him.

      Thanks also Sean, Fran, and Katherine: appreciate your comments :))

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