Japanese 'Moon Viewing' Boy with Puppy, Edo Period
Archive item - not for sale
Japanese 'Moon Viewing' boy with puppy, Edo Period, circa 1690, holding a vase in his right hand with his face upturned and smiling with a puppy at his feet, his robes decorated in verte imari, with black enamel to the hair and the spots on the puppy, Moon viewing (tsukimi) was a Japanese custom where people would gather with specially made rice cakes to look at the mid-autumn moon (chushu no meigetsu), the full moon in the middle of the ninth lunar month as said to be absolutely spherical and very beautiful. SOLD
height: 12 3/4in. 32.5cm.