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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I picked this up from an elderly asian man at the flea market today. A pair of bronze pheasants on a very interesting stump. This seems to be a very unique pheasant bronze, from the research i've done online. i'd love to know more about it. unfortunately, it's unsigned. anyone know who the artist was?

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      thanks jim. i'm going to add a photo of the bottom of the piece. i don't know that much about bronzes to answer your questions, but it is pretty heavy for it's size. it looks like it was a lost wax or some hollow form which was then filled w/ something else and a piece has been welded to cover the hole. i couldn't find any marks on it. the piece is 12" tall from base to the tip of the tail.
    2. epson233 epson233, 9 years ago
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      thank you epson233. i hope to learn more about it through cw. i picked it up for a song at a local flea market. it was the only nice thing i found in the whole place. mostly new plastic stuff there.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      i did a little research on this last night. there are lots of bronze pheasants from the 19th century, but this one is very unique, i think. it's of good quality, lost wax technique. the uniqueness is the stand that it's on - the flowering stump - along w/ the very tight, vertical position of the birds. i'll post some more photos to show more detail.

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