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27 October 2016, 07:00 PST
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Lot 119: 3 Wood and Papier Mache Japanese Animals(27 views)
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Japan, 20th century CE. A group of papier-mache animals, all brightly colored and fun to look at - one a spitz dog with curled tail, wearing a belled collar and brightly colored blanket, another a whale (on a wooden base) with articulated flippers, and the third a large black fish - maybe a cod - with wide open mouth painted bright red and a human figure on its back. Size of largest: 12.3" L x 4.2" W x 5" H (31.2 cm x 10.7 cm x 12.7 cm)
Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA.
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Condition Report: Some staining, especially to white paint; all are intact.