A porcelain okimono of a kirin
By Sakaida Kakiemon XII (1878-1963), Showa Period
The mythical sacred creature is modelled seated on its haunches, with flame-like fur sprouting from its head, legs, tail and wings, the white porcelain with a transparent glaze that fires to a bluish tint, signed in underglaze-blue within a rectangular reserve Kakiemon saku; with tomobako signed and titled by the artist. 15cm x 36cm x 32cm (5 7/8in x 14 1/8in x 12½in). (2).