A masterfully animated group of finely crafted figures. The quality of this work is that of Kaigyokusai or Rantei. The dog is wearing a collar, its anatomy is executed very precisely, the costal arch, fine fur, dark inlaid eyes. Its tail is coiled, the younger dog is lying on its back between his front legs and is being held down by the father. Both expressions are charming, naturalistic and masterfully executed. Underneath the signature TANETOSHI with seal. The artist is the son of Meigyokusai, a Japanese contemporary artist from the lineage of Gyokuzan.
HEIGHT 3.5 cm
Condition: Very good condition, beautiful patina.
Provenance: Austrian private collection.