Fine Meiji period realistic porcelain dog group of two Japanese Chin dogs. The life like figures in a playful pose with one biting the others ear while crawling around on the floor. Both dogs different in colour with one showing brown spots and the other with similar markings but in black. High attention to detail throughout an exquisite piece attributed Kutani.
Lot Notes: The Japanese Chin – known as the noblest of Japanese dog breeds, historians have long debated the Japanese Chin’s beginnings, according to American Kennel Club, though it was Japanese nobles who cultivated and popularised the breed. Once Japan was reopened for trade in 1854 after 200 years of isolation, the rest of the world was introduced to the Japanese Chin.
Dimensions: 10cm H x 16.5cm W x 9cm D