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