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An Netsuke of a Mother Dog and Her Puppy

An Netsuke of a Mother Dog and Her Puppy


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970: Item # 1072001

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 $250.00 
This is a cute netsuke portraying a nicely detailed carving of a Mother Dog with her puppy riding on her back. Extra nice detail work on the fur, the dog’s expressions, even the feet. There is a signature on the base of the left foot – however my translator could not identify the artist as the signature is in script rather than Kanji characters.

The netsuke measures 1 ¼” high by 1 ½” long by ½’ thick – it is in excellent condition. We date it to the Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1925 – 1950s.