Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). The popular Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods, is depicted with his characteristic bag normally containing treasure. In this work, however, three boys have crawled inside the bag while Hotei is laughing gleefully. A lively carving in half-relief, flat on the reverse, with very fine incision work.
Schätzpreis 估價: € 600
Startpreis 起拍價: € 300