toy animal

A hanging bell in the form of a hollow ceramic dog, Japan. The dog figure is painted white with black patches and ears; a cloth on its back decorated with two leaf motifs, a collar as well as the facial features, are indicated in paint. A red cord passes through two apertures in the back of the neck for suspension.

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