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Japanese Tapir-shaped Ceramic Pillow

Japanese Tapir-shaped Ceramic Pillow

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1071209

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214 Kanki-cho Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8492 Japan

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Rare Japanese tapir-shaped white porcelain summery nap pillow.
In China and Japan since ancient times, Baku or tapir is an imaginary animal believed to eat bad dreams.
Date from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Measurements about : 11 5/8" (29.5cm) long, 6 1/8" (15.5cm) wide and 3 1/2" (8.8cm) tall.
Weight about : 1120 grams.
It is in good condition with a small chip on the left ear.
Comes with old wooden box.