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    Posted 2 months ago

    kwqd
    (826 items)

    This Japanese cast iron cow okimono is 6.7" long x 3.75" high x 2.75" wide weighs 2.1 lbs. I cannot find a maker's mark on it, but the surface is pretty convoluted. It was found at an antiques auction in Tajimi in Gifu, Japan. It think that there may be some gold gilt applied to the finish. This is one of a pair, from an auction seller in Japan. I will get some better images when I a get a chance to do so. The pair was probably made to commemorate the Zodiac year of the Cow. This is the larger of the pair so probably the bull. I did a separate post for each cow since they are fairly complex. Age and maker unknown.

    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/298887-japanese-cast-iron-cow-okimono-1

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Fabulous pair, they're wonderful
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Amazing piece of iron work!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Jenni!

      Thanks for your comment, Eileen!

      Thanks for loving my cow okimono Alfie21, Thomas, Watchsearcher, Eileen, Kevin and Jenni!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thank you dav2no1 and blunderbuss2!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks fortapache and modfather!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my cow okimono aura!
    7. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 months ago
      Yes I can see, her certainly has a thicker build than the cow and dare I say it a 'bull-neck' XD so yes, I think he's the bull alright. Both their poses are very realistic and the lovely gold colour really suits them. Again, I imagine them in late 19th Century farmyard scenes...
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, LaurenRedmond!

      Thanks for loving my moo makers mikelv85 and LaurenRedmond!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thank you mikelv85!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my cow okimono Karen and Cisum! It really bugs me that I can't find who made it. I am trying to not have a cow!

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