Antique small Hirado ware figure of a tiger. Made of porcelain and glazed white with great detail especially in the fur. Hirado ware was first developed in the village of Mikawachi located in the area of Kyushu which was, along with neighboring islands, controlled by the Hirado daimyo. Initially Hirado ware was made exclusively for the daimyo’s use. Later, Hirado ware found it’s way west through Japan’s trade with the Dutch East Indian Company.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 2″ high x 1 5/8″ wide x 2 1/4″ deep