Can you identify this whale?
May 10, 2017 7:39 AM   Subscribe

I bought this tiny whale at an antique fair and would like to identify the maker.

The seller said a name but I didn't catch it. She also put the price on the bottom in black ink and I can't see any markings (but there is a a small hole - it is a hollow piece.) I don't have the name of the seller or I would ask her.

Does this look familiar to anyone? Thanks!
posted by 41swans to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
 
Are there any marks on the bottom?
posted by Winnie the Proust at 10:05 AM on May 10


It looks like a hashioki (chopstick rest) design. You might want to do a search under that type of image. They are often tiny animals or vegetables and such.
posted by effluvia at 10:21 AM on May 10 [3 favorites]


Possibly made be Hagen-Renaker - they are well known for porcelain minatures. Haven't been able to locate that particular whale, though.
posted by jenny76 at 7:23 AM on May 11 [1 favorite]


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