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Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Karako with Heavy Sack

Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Karako with Heavy Sack


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1320556

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A stained wood netsuke carved as a karako attempting to lift a heavy sack, his hands tightly grasping this treasure. (Karako (Chinese boys), are usually portrayed as attendants of the lucky god Hotei, who frequently carries a sack filled with treasures. The karako wears a traditional Chinese costume and has, as always, three characteristic tufts of hair on his head.) This fine netsuke is well carved with extensive detailing, its incised signature of Kigioku on the nether side. The piece is in excellent condition. Height: 1.25â€, width: 1.5†Late Edo Period, Japan