This item sold on November 29, 2012.
This is a very unusual little antique vase shaped like a standing bear. I have never seen anything like him before and could find no info any where. I picked this up at a very eclectic estate of a retired antiques dealer who had passed away and had many wonderful antiques stored away for years. The daughters handling the estate didn't have any info on this piece. He is very cute honey bear with his plump tummy and is made of a dense dark pottery. It looks like he had some kind of coppery finish at one time that has worn away over the years. He is holding a purse? and a gun powder bag/money bag? May be Asian in origin. No chips, cracks, flakes, or repairs. This little guy stands approximately 6.5 inches tall and is around 3.25 inches wide. Please view all pictures as they are part of his description. Thanks for looking!