Raku – Model of standing deer

Osaka, circa 1880

An unusual model of a standing deer. The creature stretches its neck down to graze. The plump body is densely carved with hair-work and dappled coat markings and the short tail twitches to one side. Compact antlers sprout between its ears and the eyes are inlaid with dark buffalo horn.

Signed in an oval reserve: Raku.

Height: 5.5cm