Meiji silvered bronze okimono of a cockatoo – estimate £7000-9000 at Woolley & Wallis.

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Made in the Meiji period, the bird is naturalistically modelled with the feathers highlighted in gilt and the eyes, beak and claws in shakudo. It is signed in a gilt rectangular plaque Mitani sei.

The estimate in Salisbury is £7000-9000.