This lovely netsuke shows a shaggy dog (muku inu type) on a cushion (zabuton) with its head resting on its finely carved paws. The dog has big excited eyes and long groomed fur which elegantly runs along its body. The cushion is two-layered and provides a cozy place for the dog to rest on. The curvature of its body aligns with the circular cushion – the dog seems to have found just the right position to fit fully on the pillow! The ears are big, and the body language indicates a deep satisfaction. Large himotoshi on the underside with a beautiful yellow patina.
DIAMETER 3.6 cm
Condition: Good condition. Very few age cracks in the fur of the dog and on the cushion. A tiny nick in between the two layers of the cushion. The patina is slightly worn.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.