The name Fuku-roku-ju literally means luck-wealth-longevity. He can be identified by his extremely elongated head. He has a full beard and is wearing a garment that shows mostly floral decorations. His face is very expressive and the netsuke has a firm, cohesive shape, even slightly ‘primeval’, surely a reference to longevity. Good himotoshi through the back and underside.
HEIGHT 5.5 CM
Condition: The right hand is chipped, otherwise good condition with a fine patina
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman