Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Shishi Temple Guardian Lion-Dog Komainu 狛犬 (Code 2838)
A Kutani region Japanese Shishi, lion dog type with closed mouth. Porcelain body and gorgeous sea blue glaze which almost looks liquid in places. It rests on a gilded blass with traditional patterns. Nicely moulded and with good detail, late Meiji or Taisho period. Unmarked.
Some wear to the gilt. Minor potting/firing flaws but nothing problematic. Age related crazing.
Height: 18 cm ( 7 inch )
Length: 21 cm ( 8 1/4 inch )
Weight: 1570 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2838 NV21-4
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