Early 19th century finely hand-carved Japanese boxwood netsuke depicting Daruma who is awaking from his meditation; yawning with his mouth wide open, and his arms stretched out in front of him. Excellent detail and wonderful patination derived from over 150 years. Excellent chimney himotoshi, common of netsuke carved during the Edo period of Japan. A collection label, with the number 104, is glued to the bottom of the piece, right next to the bottom himotoshi Unsigned.
Netsuke measures 1.20 inches (3.0cm) wide, and 2.42 inches (6.1cm) long (at his stretched right leg), 1.48 inches (3.8cm) tall. It is in excellent preserved condition, as may be seen in the posted photos.