Early and Rare Takahashi Lady Amherst Pheasant Wood Bird PinSKU: 8478
Each Takahashi bird is hand carved and hand painted by Yoneguma and Kiyoka Takahashi. The workmanship is exquisite.
Having only been made for about one year, this stunning bird is a rare five tail feather version of the Lady Amherst Pheasant. Take note on this bird that the first layer of tail feathers are slightly raised resulting from the carving. On the three other examples of this bird I have seen over the last 10+ years, the tail feathers are not raised rather they are rendered with paint only.
This particular bird is the male Lady Amherst Pheasant and was named after Sarah Amherst, the wife of William Pitt Amherst. This bird was introduced to London by William Amherst in 1828.
Measurements: 4-3/4" by 2"
Hallmarks: Unsigned, attribution based on construction, quality and push pin attachment
Condition: Crazing and pitting to lacquer, slight paint and lacquer loss to the tip of beak. The pitting looks to be original to the bird and can be seen along the edge of he first layer of tail feathers. All else in excellent condition.