Hotei’s characteristic bag on a flat oval base, with large oval openings on the front and back. A laughing boy is peeking through one of the openings and holding a fan, the typical attribute of the lucky god Hotei, who always carries a bag like this with him and is often accompanied by boys. Fine vine decorations on the bag, which should contain treasure (takaramono). Himotoshi on the underside and signed in seal form TANAKA. Tomochika school.
WIDTH 5.3 CM
Condition: Excellent condition
Provenance: British private collection