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19c netsuke HOTEI & BOY in bag

19c netsuke HOTEI & BOY in bag


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1388964
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19th century boxwood 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) carrying a large bag of gifts on his back and with a karako (Chinese boy) sticking out of the bag. Great quality carving - see his face with the a happy smile and delicately incised facial hair, flow of robe lines and nicely done patterns. Beautiful patina and wear, very pleasant feel of age. Height 2 3/8 inches.