Superb Kutani porcelain figurine of a young Japanese Girl with her adorable little puppy dog. The breed is possibly a Japanese Chin which resembles a Pekingese. The girl has an unusual hairstyle which may indicate that she is young or a geisha apprentice in relaxed attire. Her robe is beautifully modeled with raised polychrome enamels depicting chrysanthemum and clouds against a deep rich cobalt blue ground. The figure measures 11 1/4" high and is in excellent condition with overall fine crazing indicative and typical of age. Circa late 1800's. There is some mild paint loss to the very bottom edge which is not at all distracting. Original paper label is still present. A very fine piece of Kutani with a rare model as its subject.