Carved from a grainy dark wood and depicting a dog, not your usual dog, but rather a somewhat frightening wolf-like creature. The dog is seated and looking downwards, its mouth is voraciously opened revealing the teeth, and the bulging eyes are inlaid in ivory with horn pupils. The fur is sparsely incised, the grain of the wood adding to the texture, its tail is curling, and the spine and rib cage are well-expressed. Very good, large himotoshi through the underside and side.
HEIGHT 3.6 cm
Condition: Very good condition with a nice glossy patina.
Provenance: British private collection.