Rare bronze shishi statue by renaissance artist/potter, Tsukigata Nahiko. This solid and impressive bronze is well sculpted with wonderful details and prominently signed on the rear depicting the "god of wealth or household", Daikoku with his mallet and bag of plenty, one of the Seven Lucky Gods but cleverly represented by a shishi, lion dog which Tsukigata used in a number of his bronze sculpture. This bronze measures approximately 13 x 13 x 15cm, weighs a bit more than 4 kilos is in excellent condition and comes complete with its original signed box. For full disclosure, the back of the box was damaged and has been repaired and the signed front panel is in excellent condition.
I have written about Tsukigata Nahiko often which can be found on my blog; I, POTTER should you wish to read more about the artist. This is a rare bronze by an artist known as "the Picasso of Japan".