Japan, Taisho period, 20th century | Sleeping Cat
Taisho period, 20th century
(Kaga ware), porcelain
decorated in gold and iron red enamel
wide: 33.5cm., 13¼in.
There are some surface marks overall, including some scratches, slight rubbing to gilt, and residue to the body, probably easily cleaned, the base applied with eleven felt protectors.
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