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Old 21st January 2021, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hello dear members,

I wanted to show you this statue-bowl,
it seems pretty old ,
First I thought it was a bull or a big cat,

I don't know exactly what it is, a devil ? monster ?
Yokai if it's japanese...

I wanted first put candy inside but not sure...
Does anybody know were it come from and what it represents ?

Kind regards !!
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Old 21st January 2021, 01:16 PM   #2
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It's a cat taking a dump.

Humorous Meji era Japanese writing brush washing pot.

You could use it for storing kitty snacks, but I'd wash it thoroughly first.
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Old 21st January 2021, 05:47 PM   #3
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Hello Kronckew,
thank you for you comment,
yes it looks japanese, thank you for the Meiji era.

yes maybe a cat on stero´ds
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Old 23rd February 2021, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hello,

like a puzzle, found the character seated on it, ( incense burner...)

the clue is Kintaro !

No cat or rat on steroids, It is a bear !!
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japanese stylised bear...
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Aha! Showing the seated rider would have obviated the Neko theory.
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