Chinese, Japanese, Asian Antiques, by June Hastings

Rare Sitting Wooden Ainu Bear Cub with Fish, Signed


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1980: Item # 1186173
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It is unusual to find a Japanese Ainu bear cub in this sitting position. Hand carved using traditional tools (More recent bears are carved using machine tools), it is made with one piece of wood. Signed and dated 1971, this charming cub is in excellent condition and measures 14" high. Please note the excellent detailing in the cub's fur.