Finely carved as a peasant seated and looking upwards, laughing, holding a sake-bottle in one hand and a sakazuki (sake cup), with a carved key fret border on the rim, in the other. His expression is amusing and conveys his drunkenness very well. Excellent honey patina and the himotoshi through the back. Signed YOSHIMASA 吉正 to the side of the sake-bottle.
HEIGHT 3.6 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor age cracks.
Provenance: European collection.