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11M17 Shigaraki Tanuki / SOLD

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Material: Pottery
Age: Late Showa period (1940's-present)
H: 35.00 inches, W: 17.00 inches, D: 13.25 inches
Price: $800.00

Sorry but this Antique has been sold. If you are interested in this item, please contact us to find out if we have something similar available. Thank you.

Product Description

This is an authentic Japanese Tanuki statues which produced according to the "Shigaraki ware" pottery style of Shigaraki City, Shiga Prefecture, are one of Japan's most well-known lucky charms. Believed to be bringers of commercial prosperity, they are often placed outside the entrance to shops. The standard tanuki has a good- natured face and a chubby, round body. He wears a braided hat and stands with his head slightly tilted, holding a traditional Japanese tokkuri (sake flask) and a promissory note (an unpaid bill) in his hands. It has a stamp on the side.