Japanese bronze rooster looking down at a small toad on a gnarled wood base, signed in a rectangular reserve Yoshiaki 石田美明, Meiji Period. Size h. 54.5 cm ( 21.5 inches) x w. 34 cm ( 13.5 inches)
The artist Ishida Yoshiaki exhibited at the Paris Exposition in 1900.
Reference: Tokyo National Research Institution of Cultural Property 東京国立文化財研究所編(ed.), Meiji-ki Banpaku-Hakurankai Bijutsuhin Shuppin Mokuroku (Catalogues of objects exhibited at the Overseas Expositions during the Meiji Period), Tokyo, 1997.