Japan, Tokyo, late 19th century, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The cat standing on its hind legs, wearing a collar, and holding a ball of yarn in both hands, its face showing an amusing, quizzical expression with double-inlaid eyes in translucent and dark horn. Two himotoshi to the back, the smaller one ringed in stained bone.
HEIGHT 5 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor surface wear, one large crack with old repair to the back.
Provenance: Ex-collection Jury Kolodotschko, purchased at Bonham’s, Fine Japanese Art, 25 March 2010, New York, lot 2076.
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