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A Japanese Silver Okimono of Daikoku

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Pre 1910: Item # 1341394

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A delightful silver and gilt okimono of Daikoku in traditional garb, mallet in hand. Smiling happily with one hand upon his knee, he sits upon a silver-lined, hinged box sculpt as a large gilt, rice bale. (Considered the god of wealth and one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck, Daikoku is also associated with the rice bale - a symbol of plenitude - and the rat, his attribute, also depicted with rice bales, another indicator of wealth.) This fine multi-metal okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 8”, width: 7” Meiji Period, Japan