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Japanese Bizen Shishi (lion/dog) EDO era, pre 1868

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 354915

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 Sold - disacenssioned from Strong Museum, Rochester, NY 
A beautifully modeled, with great detail (complete with private male parts) BIZEN, Japanese Shishi, lion-dog mythological animal almost always found at the gates of Buddhist temples. There is some slight damage to the back of the neck, the tail and both eyebrows. (see photos)but these damages are easy to live with considering that this is pre 1868! Circa: 1800-1840's. The number 75.1883 is written on the right lower foot. It was disacenssioned from the M. Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Height is 7.5 inches x 6.25 inches in width. (19 x 15.9 cms.)