A large pair of Bronze Ho Ho Birds (Mythical Japanese creatures similar to the Phoenix). They are standing on the backs of Minogame, (long tailed tortoise.) The figures are designed to be symmetrical. One bird has its right wing extended whilst the opposing bird has its left wing extended. Similarly, one of the tortoises is looking to the right whilst the other looks to his left to create a perfect reflection.
The birds are decorated with fine inlay work using precious metals including Gold, Silver and Copper, there is an intricate dragon design to the closed wing of each bird. Similarly, each tortoise with a gold cloud inlay work and gold eyes.
Each Okimono is signed to the underside of the tortoise “Muroe Kichibei of the Etchu Province in the Country of Great Japan.