Ceramic netsuke dog

Unsigned, late 19th century

A ceramic netsuke of a seated dog with an articulated head. Hirado glazed porcelain with details in underglaze blue and brown.

A similar example, without polychrome details, is illustrated in Laura J. Mueller’s catalogue for the Toledo Museum of Art: Adornment in Clay, Ceramic Netsuke from the Richard R. Silverman collection, 2010, p. 49, no. 2009.168

Height: 5.9cm