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19c netsuke HOTEI by YOSHIYUKI

19c netsuke HOTEI by YOSHIYUKI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1328835
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19th century netsuke of standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future), the bag on his back hanging off a staff with fungus finial and a scroll tied to it as well. Wonderful smiling face with beautifully etched stubble, nicely incised textile patterns, great staining and patina. Signed YOSHIYUKI on inlaid cinnabar plaque on the back - the artist is listed on p. 1248 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/2 inches.