By Ransen, signed Ransen
Japan, Kyoto, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
Finely carved, the two playful pups are huddled together, one clambering over the other, nibbling on the other's tail. The second pup with its mouth agape, seemingly ready to bark. The fur is neatly engraved, and the eyes are inlaid in dark horn. Natural himotoshi and the signature RANSEN within the typical oval reserve underneath.
LENGTH 4.1 cm
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear.
Provenance: European collection.
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