A wood netsuke of daruma yawning and stretching after his nineyear meditation, also known as Menpeki Kunen. Amusingly, his body is in the shape of a pumpkin – a popular caricaturistic motif in netsuke art. Daruma’s expression is finely carved with minutely inlaid eyes. The underside with an offset base and signature in a wavy reserve HOZAN. Irregular himotoshi in the backside.
HEIGHT 5.2 cm
Condition: Very good condition.
Provenance: British private collection.