Expressively carved as a recumbent goat with large horns and shaggy fur, parted in the middle and draping down the sides, all finely carved. The goat has a charming expression with inlaid pupils and a flowing trifurcated beard which touches the front legs. Large asymmetrical himotoshi through the underside. The carving is very much in the manner of Yoshinaga of Kyoto (see auction comparison).
HEIGHT 3 cm, LENGTH 5.5 cm
Condition: Good, worn condition with some discoloration to the fur. One inlaid pupil is replaced. Expected, minor age cracks.
Provenance: European collection.
Auction comparison: Compare to a similarly executed goat by Yoshinaga sold by Zacke, Exhibition 1987, Vienna, no. 97.