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02/13 18:03 EST

A Late Edo to Early Meiji Okimono of a Seated Dog
February 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is one of the most fascinating Arita pieces we have ever had in the collection. It is a meticulously molded or hand formed porcelain okimono of a rather “goofy” looking dog with pop eyes and a pigeon toed stance. It is in a seated position and has a short beard like connection from the bottom of the head and his tail forms a perfect handle. The body of the dog has an overglaze enamel floral decoration on his two sides and the back of his neck done in reds, greens, pink and blue...