© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE0419-022
AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE BOY ON HOTEI’S SACK
Unsigned, ivory netsuke
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A very early netsuke depicting a Chinese boy or karako, his facial features extensively worn, reclining on a sack (fukuro) – an allusion to the lucky god Hotei - and holding a leaf-shaped fan in one hand, on a strikingly crafted base. Very pronounced, fine honey patina. Large himotoshi through the base. A very well-rounded composition.

HEIGHT 3.9 CM

Condition: Good condition, with very appealing honey patina and few expected age cracks
Provenance: Austrian private collection, formerly acquired

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 600
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 300

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