Shakudo nanako fuchikashira set decorated with Shishi. On off the Shishi on fuchi is biting the other, in most cases they would be biting each other. However on this set it seems that second one is crying and possibly shouting from pain? Please take a closer look at the face of the crying Shishi, It looks a bit more like human face than one of a lion/dog. It is very interesting and beautiful work.
Made of shakudo with gold inlay.
Similar to works of Omori School.
Made in late Edo Period.
Fuchi: 38 mm x 22 mm x 12 mm
Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm