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Huge Old Japanese Garden Folk Hero Tanuki Handmade Hand Glazed Big Belly Fella

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Good garden or indoor candidate at 34" Tall An older, large-scale, handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk Art Hero Tanuki- raccoon dog or badger party animal from Japan, heavy duty , thick glazed pottery. Dimensions: 34 inches tall Quality: Fine quality and he brandishes a sake bottle in one hand and a sheaf of paper pages in the other. The top page is marked with a character KAYOI, which translates as ORDER BOOK, so this tanuki acts as a sake vendor. Notable are his protruding belly with exaggerated genitals. . Now hard to find these large-scale earlier examples. Handmade and hand glazed , thick heavily crafted pottery Great garden candidate! History: The Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), and sometimes as a fox, also known as tanuki in Japanese, is a subspecies of the Asian raccoon dog. As tanuki, this animal has been significant in Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shape shifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded. It is also a common theme in Japanese art, especially statuary and can be commonly seen in businesses as cultural symbols. We have been dealing in fine authentic Japanese antiques including screens, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for many years. Our president personally travels to Japan each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique to ensure its old age, authenticity, and quality condition. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. We are members of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for ten years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden ornaments.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 14 in. x D 14 in.H 86.36 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 35.56 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289212227701
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Located in Shelburne, VT
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