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MASATOSHI,  Japanese Netsuke:  Fukurokuju and Karako

MASATOSHI, Japanese Netsuke: Fukurokuju and Karako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1300348

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This is a finely carved Japanese netsuke depicting Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, the God of Wealth and Longevity, holding a turtle on his left hand and a staff on his right hand. A turtle, in Japanese culture, symbolizes longevity and happiness. Behind Fukurokuju there is a Karako holding a Buddhist Cintamani or wish-fulfilling Jewel. Signed Masatoshi on the bottom of the netsuke. It measures 1.02 inches (2.6cm) wide, and 1.86 inches (4.7cm) tall. Note: A reference to the carver Masatoshi, and his signature may be found on page 734 of George Lazarnick's 'Netsuke and Inro Artists and how to Read their signatures.