A CHARMING BRONZE OF HOTEI
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). The bronze figure with a subtle maroon patina and mounted to an oval plinth with a slightly recessed base. The lucky god is shown in traditional manner with his outsized bare belly, carrying a huge sack on his back.
HEIGHT 19.5 cm
WEIGHT 2926 grams
Provenance: American private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear.