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NAOKAZU, Early 19th Century Japanese Netsuke â Hotei  on a Boat

NAOKAZU, Early 19th Century Japanese Netsuke – Hotei on a Boat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1292098

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Early 19th Century Japanese Netsuke depicting Hotei, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, the God of Contentment and Happiness, floating on a small boat, with his fan, staff and treasure sack. . Natural himotoshi formed by the space between Hotei’s staff and the edges of the bow of the boat. Stained with dark highlights. Signed Naokazu on the bottom of the boat. Netsuke measures 0.83 inches (2.1cm) wide, 2.30 inches (5.8cm) long, and 1.04 inches (2.6cm) tall. A reference to the carver, Naokazu, and his signature may be found on page 821 of Geore Lazarnick’s ‘Netsuke and Inro Artists and how to Read their Signatures’.