An unusual and compact study of a shaggy dog lying down on a rounded rectangular base. A lot of care has been taken to express the ragged hair of the animal. The dog is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is considered a friend. Large inlaid eyes of deep-black horn and himotoshi on the underside.
HEIGHT 2.4 cm, LENGTH 4.3 cm
Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Good condition with many age cracks and fine yellowish patina.