Subject:Re: Signature on Japanese bronze eagle figure
Posted By: Guy Mon, Mar 06, 2017
I'm not sure about the last character but the mark reads probably 角羽製 ('Kakuha sei' - 'made by Kakuha').
Kakuha Kanzaemon IX (角羽勘左衛門), real name Kakuha Zenjirô (角羽善次郎) was a member of an old lineage of metalworkers from Toyama. In 1869, Kanzaemon started a branch office in the port of Yokohama for export trade of bronze ware and also acting as a retailer for foreign clients in Japan.
Date of this okimono is ca. 1890-1900.