From the early 20th Century, a refined marine ivory carving of Diakoku, one of the seven Lucky Gods. Diakoku is the God of Wealth, Commerce and Trade as well as often considered the God of the Household where he is often found in the kitchen.
Shown smiling and holding his golden mallet, one is drawn to the attention to detail not only in the features but also in the fall of the garments and their decoration. Nicely yellowed with age this is perfect in every way with the exception of one small c ...click for details
An early 20th C ivory netsuke depicting Diakoku with his rice tray. Well carved with nice detail to face and garments. The ivory has a nice patina, with the honey yellow of age. Signed on the right foot with an inscription on the bottom of the tray. 1.25" x 1.25". Circa 1930