© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: NE0419-124
A FINE AND RARE HIRADO PORCELAIN NETSUKE OF TWO DOGS ON A BASKET
Unsigned, Hirado porcelain netsuke
Japan, Hirado, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Two puppies playing about, one climbing on top of the other, and the other with a string from the basket in its mouth and holding an awabi shell with one paw. Puppies symbolize good health while dried awabi strips were a popular gift representing a long life. This netsuke is made from pure white porcelain, with a beautiful shimmering glaze and an oily feel to it. Hirado netsuke of this quality are rare to find.

HEIGHT 4 CM

Condition: Good condition, possibly a small chip to the rope in the mouth of one the puppies
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman

Selling Price:  € 850

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