Sleeping Cat Japanese Celadon Nemuri Neko Figurine Okimono Mid Century Antique
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Sleeping Cat Japanese Celadon Nemuri Neko Figurine Okimono Mid Century Antique:
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This mid-century Japanese porcelain figurine measures7.5 inches long by3 inches high. Made and sold for the Japanese domestic market, it depicts a peaceful sleeping cat in an elegant celadon glaze.
The sleeping cat was once made famous in Japan by a transom carved by the artist Hidari Jingoro (left-handed Jingoro) depicting a sleeping cat laying next to a Peony (Japanese Botan) flower blossom. It hangs in the east corridor at the Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Japan.
The condition is excellent and its age is from the 1960s.
This cat looks very peaceful and loving and easy to just look at