A very well-rounded composition showing a sleeping Hotei leaning on a cane. He is depicted bare-chested and his ear lobes are as large as ever. This netsuke is an ingyo netsuke, as a large seal is incised on the underside within a frame. Himotoshi in the back.
HEIGHT 3 CM
Condition: Very good patina, many age cracks, good condition
Provenance: British private collection