JAPANESE CARVED HINOKI CYPRESS FIGURE OF THE ‘MANEKI-NEKO’ OR ‘BECKONING CAT.’Est. $500-$700
Sold: $1,560 ($1,300)
Height 12 ½ inches.The Maneki-Neko is a lucky talisman which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. Traditionally the figure is a calico Japanese Bobtail beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed at the entrance of shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses.
Provenance: Olde Hope Antiques, New Hope, Pennsylvania.