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Wimbledon Furniture

Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this matching pair of stunning rare example of a Japanese Hayabusa Samurai Meiji period (1868-1912) kings hunter made from solid bronzes

This auction is for the pair, they are in slightly different condition as listed below

This noble gentleman is really quite special, looking through the archives this was certainly a custom commission for a rather important person, the detailing and hand painting is second to none as is the casting

He is the kings hunter which means he trains the kings bird, is this posse he is captured  whispering to the bird the kings commands, I’m told this is a piece of great significance because of this

I would say this is towards the earlier part of the Meiji dynast based on the ware and condition

The first pictured bronze is in stunning period condition throughout, the colours are vibrant and strong and he has a lovely glow to him

On the second piece the colours are slightly faded and the only negative point around the condition is one of the hands has some cracks through the figures and some discoloration you can see pictured below, they are all still attached present and correct, we haven’t attempted any restoration


Height:-  53cm to the top of the bird, 51cm head

Width:- 23cm

Depth:- 30cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point

Any questions please feel free to ask



This item is available for collection from Wimbledon SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation. Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture we offer a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information



Wimbledon-furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19,  any questions please contact us under the business seller section of the listing.



We accept payment via cash or card at the warehouse on the day of collection, paypal invoice or bacs payment

We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold items for longer but this must be agreed prior to the sale otherwise a daily storage charge may be incurred



Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition

Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed



We prefer collection on all items from Wimbledon SW19-3BE

I’m happy to let you book your own courier after a cleared payment has been received

We can arrange delivery nationwide, please confirm the delivery amount before you buy and not after

Whoever delivers may require some help on the larger items, if this is not possible please let us know as it may affect the price

Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that’s absolutely not a problem but could naturally affect the delivery fee



We currently can deliver to Portugal France Spain and Italy, please contact us with your full address and we will have a quote drawn up for you

Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries

The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you


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