Figure of a Tanuki by Hirado Kilns

A 'Tanuki' is a Japanese raccoon dog.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 10 cm (3 15/16in.)
Acquired in:
2010
Presented by:
David and Anne Hyatt King through The Art Fund

This example dates from the 'golden age' of the Harido Kilns. Such early Hirado ware is known for its fine quality and craftsmanship, and moulded animals like this were a particular speciality.

Venue details

Museum of East Asian Art 12 Bennett Street, BATH Somerset BA1 2QJ 01225 464640 www.meaa.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5)

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