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Japanese Vintage Folk Tanuki Hand Carved

$299Asking Price

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From our most recent acquisitions trip to Takayama and Kyoto, Japan An older hand carved birch wood tanuki carved by one of Japan's master artisans in ringed wood and with glass eyes. Carved from a birch log, this little gem exudes charm and is a special sculpture. Signed on bottom and sides. One of a kind. Carved from one log. Signed bottom. Quality: Fine quality Dimensions: 6.75 inches tall and 5 inches wide. History: The Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), also known as tanuki in Japanese, and sometimes as a fox, 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 and for good business luck. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)Diameter: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289217372002

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Newport, RI
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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