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19c netsuke HOTEI & 2 karako by CHIKAHIDE

19c netsuke HOTEI & 2 karako by CHIKAHIDE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1328446
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19th century good size netsuke of Hotei - one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya (the Buddha of the future) - seated inside his bag holding a Precious Jewel and being pulled along by 2 karako (Chinese boys). Somewhat unusual subject, superb faces, beautifully incised hairy belly of Hotei, minute detailing of their robes including various textile patterns. Great patina turning yellow on the back, pleasantly heavy. Signed CHIKAHIDE on the bag. Length 2.5 inches.