The dog is carved in the style of the Kyoto school, its small head turned backwards and both front paws on a ball, note the beautiful details of the paws. The dog is wearing a collar around its neck, its fur, ribs and spine are precisely executed. Its small head is carved in a very lively manner, with lustrous black inlaid eyes. Natural himotoshi between the legs and ball. The dog (inu) is one of the twelve signs of the Japanese zodiac.
HEIGHT 3.4 cm, LENGTH 4.2 cm
Condition: The tail has been chipped. Otherwise good condition with a beautiful honey patina.
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London gentleman.