Asian Tribal Art - Shishi Lion Hand Warmer, Japan

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Shishi lion hand warmer, signed
Oribe ceramic, glaze
12" (127 cm) high by 13" (203 cm) deep
19th century
This ceramic hand warmer is in the form of a shishi lion, a beast with magical properties including the power to repel evil.
It is heavy and has very thick walls; there are a couple of professionally restored hairline cracks.


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