© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE0320-004
AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI WITH KARAKO
Unsigned
Japan, early 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The lucky god Hotei is lying against his bag of treasure, his characteristically large belly protruding from his robe. A Chinese boy climbs up over his back and rubs his smooth bald head. Large, deep himotoshi, indicative of an early piece. Stunning honey patina.

LENGTH 6.2 cm

Condition: Good condition with expected wear.
Provenance: British collection.

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