Jurojin, literally “long-living old man”, is one of the Seven Lucky Gods and congenial to the prominent Fukurokuju, being bearded and having an elongated head, however with a cloth over it and carrying a gnarled staff. He is a patron of scholarly success and thus has a boy with a scroll on his back beside him. A fine, lively and densely carved work. Decorations with vines and leaves on the garment and very appealingly stained, the treatment is reminiscent of the Osaka school. Good himotoshi on the reverse.
HEIGHT 4.3 CM
Condition: Good condition, expected wear and age cracks
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman