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Japanese Wood Netsuke of Hotei Playing Go with Karako

Japanese Wood Netsuke of Hotei Playing Go with Karako


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1309610

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An ingenious stained-wood netsuke with carnelian ojime carved as Hotei’s treasure sack, a surprise concealed within. A fully- carved image of the lucky god playing Go with a karako, his favorite past time, exists in this remarkably small space, a marvel in technique and concept. This netsuke is in very good condition with very minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan