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Sleeping Cat

眠り猫置物

early to mid-1800s
Overall: 9.5 x 14.6 cm (3 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
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Location: 235A Japanese

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Description

Models of sleeping cats with collars and bells like this one were popular as decorative objects, and some of them also served as incense burners or hand warmers. This cat was just for display and has very carefully incised lines in the surface of the clay body, as well as thin strokes of orange and gold over the glaze to create the sense of soft fur.
Sleeping Cat

Sleeping Cat

early to mid-1800s

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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