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Japanese Pair of Smiling Hero Tanukis Handmade Glazed Big Belly Sculptures

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Charmers from Old Japan Two pieces. An older pair (2) of smiling, fun loving handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk art Hero Tanukis- raccoon dog party animals from Japan, heavy duty, thick glazed pottery. Dimensions: Each 9 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 Good garden candidates 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 of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289212259901

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, 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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