A compact and lively study of two Shishi engaged in a tussle. One Shishi seems to have the upper-hand has he bites fiercely into his opponent’s paw, making him clench his teeth in pain. The hairwork is finely incised and the curly mane and bushy tail are carved very well. The signature KINSHI 珡紫. is located on the right leg of the dominant Shishi in a raised rectangular reserve. The small himotoshi through the back of one of the lion dogs.
HEIGHT 3.1 cm, LENGTH 4.1 cm
Provenance: European collection.
Condition: Very good condition, few minor vertical age cracks, very appealing patina.