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Early 19c Negoro netsuke HOTEI Buddha of the future

Early 19c Negoro netsuke HOTEI Buddha of the future


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1388510
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Early 19th century wooden netsuke carved as standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also considered to be the incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with his hand on his large belly. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing. Great quality carving - see his face with a crooked smile and finely textured stubble, fingers with well defined fingernails, flow of the robe folds. Beautiful patina and wear, very pleasant feel of age. Height 1 13/16 inches.