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Fine Pair Japanese Hirado Porcelain Lions Shishi çç¬ Late Edo 1820-1850

Fine Pair Japanese Hirado Porcelain Lions Shishi 狛犬 Late Edo 1820-1850

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1383719

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A rare pair of heavy (solid) underglaze cobalt blue decorated porcelain Shishi Lions (koma inu 狛犬)made in the Hirado kilns, Mikawachi, Japan during the later years of the Edo period. Although previously thought to have been made late in the Meiji period (1868-1911) recent scholarship, by (among others) the late David Hyatt-King, is now indicating that these koma inu were made much earlier, circa 1820-1850. Condition: the openwork brocade ball under the paws of the female (with closed mouth) has been broken off and re-joined with an old (glue-less) lead strap work repair and there are small pieces missing from the back of the ball. For many (41) additional pictures please view #1741 on our Liverpool shop website at: www.69aliverpool.co.uk . Both lions have firing cracks to the base. No additional damages and there has been no restoration. 15 cm (6 inches long); 10 cm (4 inches) high.