© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: OSJAP0719-038
A WOOD NETSUKE OF A PUMPKIN DARUMA BY HOZAN
By Hozan, wood netsuke
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A wood netsuke of daruma yawning and stretching after his nine-year 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 宝山. Irregular himotoshi in the backside.

HEIGHT 5.2 cm

Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Very good condition.

Selling Price:  € 1.000

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