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A pair of powerful wood shishi fight, the dominant on top with its paw pinning the other by its neck.
The shishi that appears to be beaten shouldn’t be counted out just yet, it has both front paws and one rear pressed under the dominant animal’s chin, ready to push back. Every part of both animals’ bodies is worked, showing bulging muscles and wild rolls of hair. The surface of the wood has a lovely light brown stain with a pleasing polish and good patina.
A number of natural openings between the pair would form good himotoshi.
Early 19th century
Length: 4.5cm Height: 3.3cm Depth: 2.9cm
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