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Fine Late Meiji Hirado Okimono Two Karako Playing With Shishi-mai Mask

Fine Late Meiji Hirado Okimono Two Karako Playing With Shishi-mai Mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910: Item # 1293315
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A fine little Hirado figural group depicting two karako playing with a Shishi-mai (lion dance) mask. Sharply modeled with incised details and sparse blue, aubergine and black underglaze decoration. The karako's eyes, the lion mask and the underside unglazed. The biscuit surface of the lion mask intentionally oxidized to an even, light buff tone. Good condition with only a few tiny "flea bite" surface flakes one must look closely for and not detracting (our close images depict them larger than life with commentary in the captions.) Length, 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm). Height, 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm)