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    Posted 3 months ago

    kwqd
    (826 items)

    This faux bronze cast iron Japanese okimono of a Chinese goose is 6.75" long x 6.75" high x 3.75" wide and weighs 1 lb 15 ounces. It has a Toyo Japan label on it. Toyo was an exporter of many different types of articles from Japan. I have no idea which Japanese foundry made this goose and it is not marked so I probably never will.

    I have been looking for something like this for a while, but they get spendy and I finally found this one "Sold As Is" for a modest price. They seller also has iffy feedback for slow shipping. That probably kept the price low and most bidders away. From the images, however, it appeared to be in good shape so I took a chance and it is in really nice shape.

    I am pretty sure that this is a representation of a Chinese goose. These are often advertised as "ducks" but I could not find an Asian breed of duck with the prominent head bump this has.

    As noted by jscott0363 in some of his posts the Japanese often did faux bronze cast iron okimono and I now have several examples of this.

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    Comments

    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 months ago
      So this is the one that lays the golden eggs which pay for those wonderful kettles !~
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      I wish, PhilDMorris!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm, PhilDMorris, Watchsearcher, aura, Kevin and Thomas!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 months ago
      Fantastic iron goose
    5. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 months ago
      Definitely looks like he's the boss, y'know sometimes you can't come across a better guard dog than a goose and he looks like he's spotted something that's not quiet up to his approval! :P
      I think his sculpting is lovely, the detail is great and he has a really rich golden chocolatey colour. :)
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks, Jenni!

      Thanks for your comment LaurenRedmond! The mold maker did a really nice job and the finisher polished it off with a great finish. I have seen some pretty aggressive geese, too!

      Thanks for loving my Japanese iron goose LaurenRedmond, Jenni and fortapache!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for loving my iron goose Alfie21 and Cokeman1959!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks MarmorealMaiden!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Very nice!! I have a couple of Japanese bronze geese, but not as detailed as this one is.
    10. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, jscott0363! I like that it is fairly small!

      Thanks for loving my iron goose blunderbuss2, Manikin and jscott0363!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      Love it’s attitude, very goosish !
    12. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, Karen. Definite goose attitude present in this piece!

      Thanks for loving my goose okimono BHIFOS, Karen and Kevin!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks mikelv85!
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      The detailing is superb and yes, geese can be very territorial! They will chase you without a moments hesitation. Been there, been chased!
    15. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Eileen! Me too!
    16. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks LovelyPat and ho2cultcha!

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