Depicting a Shishi with a slightly crazed expression, placing one paw firmly on a smooth ball in front of it. The bushy mane and tail are well-carved. Natural himotoshi.
HEIGHT 4.1 cm
Condition: Excellent condition with minor surface wear.
Provenance: British collection.
Auction comparison: Compare to a related model attributed to Tomochika, sold by Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 15 May 2014, London, lot 40.