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Night Light in the Form of a Tortoiseshell Cat

1662-1722
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
The eyes of the cat and the leaf-shaped opening on its back were cut out so that light could shine through them. Ju-i (as you wish) patterns, signifying many blessings, ornament the back of the cat....

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