Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The carving of triangular shape, typical for early pieces. Depicted is the long-bearded lucky god Fukurokuju with a little karako climbing up on his amusingly large, phallic head. Himotoshi through the back and underside. Fine patina.
HEIGHT 5.2 cm
Condition: Very good condition, expected age cracks and minimal wear. Minor losses to one of the horn-inlaid hair tufts of the karako.
Provenance: German private collection.
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