This lovely figure of Kannon, the Japanese Goddess of Mercy, is very nicely modeled and nicely carved at the base’s edges. We believe it to be an example of white Kutani – it is possible that it is late Hirado ware. The okimono is quite heavy for its size - and there is the characteristic tan color on the base that could indicate it to be Hirado.
The figure is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. It measures 7 ½” tall by 3” wide at its widest diameter. We date it to the end of the Meiji period, circa 1890s-1910.