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Kutani Japanese Porcelain Small Sleeping Cat circa 1920s Handmade Hand Painted
Very precious Kutani Japanese fine porcelain figurine of a curled up, peacefully sleeping small cat or kitten with crackled white glazed finish is lavishly hand painted in 24-karat gold and features a large orange and gold bow with gold bells. From the Taisho period, this work is called, "Nemuri Neko" which means peaceful or sleeping cat. It is inspired by a Japanese National Treasure, a wooden sculpture at the Toshougu shrine in Nikko, by acclaimed sculptor Hidari Jingoro, and represents peace of mind. Japanese hallmark pressed into the bottom. Measures: 6.5" long x 3" high x 4" wide. Weighs 21 ounces.
- CreatorKutani Studio (Sculptor)
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1920
- Materials and Techniques
- DimensionsH 3 in. x W 4 in. x D 6.5 in.H 7.62 cm x W 10.16 cm x D 16.51 cm
- Seller LocationTustin, CA
- Seller Reference Number0043-FSW
- Reference NumberLU4033313442092
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