A Beautiful Very Fine Example... Authentic and Rare, White Hirado Sleeping Sitting Cat from the Japanese Meiji Period. You can see an example of this Cat in the Following Publication: on page 160, Japanese Figural Collectibles by Nancy Schiffer. Cat is Large, Life Size, and Heavy..The details and life-like mannerism captures the true essence of the Cat. From the details in his Face, His Body/how Hes Sitting, even the Bottom Pads of his Feet = you will do a double-take as he looks just like a Real Cat... Meiji Period = Dates to the 1860s-1890s, Early 1900s at the latest. NOTE: A Beautiful Example, with NO Damage, NO Chips, NO Cracks, NO Repairs, and NO Restoration.
Any blurring of the areas of sculpted fur on the Cat in the photos is simply the overhead lighting. He is Stunning and Beautiful. If you love Cats, or Fine Rare Examples of Cat Sculptures = you will not be disappointed. Google the internet = very few have been made available, and none are in this fine condition. If you have been looking to Add this Particular piece to your Collection, this is a very Fine Example.If you are a Dealer, you know this Example rarely surfaces and when they do, they are damaged - and the rest are in fine collections. This has been in my collection for over 20 years, however its time he finds a new home and a new owner who will cherish him. This is a Very Heavy, Solid Statue/Piece, made of a heavy pure white clay or heavy white unglazed porcelain. Cat measures 9.5 Inches in Height, Approximately 8.5 Inches Long, and approximately 6 Inches wide across the bottom back area.
NOTE: Cat is Pure White = any yellow color in the photos is simply due to the lighting. The bottom has yellow residue of very old masking tape that WILL come off - but I would leave him untouched. Please Review all photos as they are part of the items description. Cat will be packed well, Double boxed, and Insured with Signature Confirmation. Will be Double Boxed and Packed Well.The item "RARE 1800s Life Size White Hirado Porcelain Sleeping Sitting CAT Example MINT" is in sale since Wednesday, July 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "elvis929" and is located in Branchville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.