Thursday, 8 January 2009

The DLT Collection, continued

Item #GGHFFFFWXSS-3433w-s
Netsuke Figurines, Slightly Houndish-looking Dog and Hippo, era unknown.

Neither made nor purchased anywhere near Japan, the collector acquired them at a flea market on a day trip to Greenwich in 2007. He should have bought the leather bag at that other stall, too, but made amends with a much nicer one on a later trip to Quebec City in 2008. The dog figurine's expectant, somewhat puzzled expression reminds the owner of that of his real dog, Findley. The hippo is, well, just a hippo.

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