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Japanese Antique Folk Tanuki Handmade Hand Glazed Big Belly Party Hero


An old antique portable scale handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk Art Hero Tanuki- raccoon dog ceramic party animal from Japan crafted of heavy duty, thick glazed pottery. These older examples are hard to find, especially in this size. Quality: fine quality and he proudly holds his order book in his right hand and a sake pottery bottle in other. Dimensions: 5.25 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. Handmade and hand glazed , thick heavily crafted pottery  History: The Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), 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 shapeshifting, 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. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.    


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    H 5.25 in. x Dm 4.5 in.

    H 13.34 cm x Dm 11.43 cm

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    4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
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    Shelburne, VT
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