A stylish Japanese Meiji Hirado porcelain figure of a Shishi dating from the early 19th century. The well modelled and detailed figure rests its head on its front paws with its head turned to one side and with its rear legs raised in a playful pose. The figure has good facial features with fang like teeth and recessed eyes painted in yellow and black. The Shishi rests its tail curled up on its back. The base is unglazed and the figure is not marked.
Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market, from a collection of blanc de chine figures.
In good presentable condition but with loss to the back of its tail.
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