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Japanese Antique Stone Stealth Cat 19th Century Hand Carved Garden Favorite

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From our recent Japanese Acquisition Travels Japan a fine larger scale and hand carved stealthy stone cat- an unusual pose. It dates to the late Meiji period (1868-1911). Dimensions: 10.5 inches long and 4.5 inches tall. This comes from a Kyoto area garden collection. Excellent detail. A rare work of art that is challenging to find in Japan today as these larger scale signed works in stone are sought after by Japanese collectors worldwide. They seldom come to market. Hand carved. Only one. History: The cat is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In Modern Times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. Stone examples are few and far between. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in—often at the entrance of—shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English. (Thank you to wikipedia). Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee.  

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.5 in. x W 10.5 in. x D 5 in.H 11.43 cm x W 26.67 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289215155442
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