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Pictured: Japanese Art specialist, Alexandra Aguilar with the hawk.
An impressive Japanese sculpture of a hawk has sold for £6,000.
The large bronze okimono, or decorative object, is over 2ft tall and depicts the bird of prey perched on a rocky outcrop with its wings outstretched, ready to take flight.
Some details have been rendered in gilt and shakudo, a Japanese alloy of copper and gold.
The piece was created by Kazumasa Ishida, who had a workshop in Tokyo in the 19th century.
Specialist Alexandra Aguilar said: "The artist was a sculptor in the late 19th century at a time Japan had opened up to the rest of the world.
"Sculptors like Kazumasa Ishida often did these very realistic and naturalistic depictions of animals. The details of the waves at the base are particularly interesting.
The intricate statue sold at Woolley and Wallis' Japanese works of art sale in Salisbury.