8 May 2001
A rare Arita model of a puppy
Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
Modelled standing, scratching the ground with its left front paw, its head turned to the left, with a curly tail and a red ribbon tied around the neck, painted overall in the Kakiemon palette with patches of iron-red, green and black enamels, restorations
20.5 cm. high
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A similar piece was sold in our London Rooms on 13 November 1995, lot 461. See for another example The Burghley Porcelains, Japan Society, New York, 1986, p.226, pl.92.
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