Antique Japanese netsuke in the form of a fudog. Carved of boxwood, the fudog leans on a ball. With eyes wide and mouth open, his mane flows down his back. He curls his body around the ball, gripping it in three paws while balancing on his back leg. Age and use have added an appealing smooth quality of the netsuke.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 1 3/8″ high x 1 1/4″ wide x 1 1/2″ long