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18c netsuke BOYS at play on Hoteiâs bag

18c netsuke BOYS at play on Hotei’s bag

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1387527
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18th century netsuke of two boys at play: one climbs on Hotei’s Treasure Bag with a double gourd in his hand while the other tries to pull him down as he tugs on the cord around the other’s waist. Very strong early netsuke, great facial expressions, beautiful depiction of the folds of the bag, warm yellow patina turning darker color on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Himotoshi (cord opening) goes through the hole in the back to the bottom of the netsuke, old age lines. Length 1 1/2 inches.