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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.662
  • Catalogue No.: 187
  • Object type: Figure of shishi
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon style, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1680
  • Dimensions: H. 12.7 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Figure of shishi in sitting position without plinth. Early Kakiemon style strong red, yellow and blue enamels. Body decorated with yellow and blue spots, underside with pale yellow glaze. Mane blue. Tongue, nostrils and lips picked out in red, tops of ears and upper jaw decorated with fine red dots. Tail missing.
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  • Illustrated: Impey, 1986, no. 4., fig. 15
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