Tobosaku was a crafty man and is said to have been reincarnated six times. After visiting the fairy Xiwangmu, he stole one of her immortality peaches and became immortal. This netsuke shows him dancing gleefully with a large peach and his robes are finely decorated with cloud patterns. The reverse with a beautiful honey patina and the himotoshi, one of them cleverly hidden in his sleeve fold. The signature MASAMORI in a rounded reserve.
HEIGHT 4.4 CM
Condition: There is some glue residue around the area of the peach, which is carved separately and fixed with a screw - good condition, with a very attractive patina
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman