By Masami, signed Masami 正三
Japan, Ise-Yamada, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The raccoon-dog seated in a recumbent posture with the tail curled in a spiral and the head raised toward the side, with finely incised fur pattern and facial features, two ‘natural’ himotoshi formed by the space between the two front paws and between one leg and the curved body, one haunch signed MASAMI to the underside. This piece shares characteristics from both the Yamada and Nagoya schools.
LENGTH 3.8 cm, HEIGHT 2.7 cm
Condition: Perfect condition with only minimal surface wear.
Provenance: European collection.
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