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19c staghorn netsuke 7 masks GODS OF GOOD FORTUNE

19c staghorn netsuke 7 masks GODS OF GOOD FORTUNE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1399306
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19th century staghorn netsuke carved as a cluster of all 7 masks of shichifukujin - Seven Gods of Good Fortune: Ebisu - god of fishermen and merchants, Daikoku - god of wealth, commerce and trade, Bishamonten - god of warriors, Benten - goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, Fukurokuju - god of happiness, wealth and longevity, Hotei - the fat and happy god of abundance and good health, and Jurojin - god of wisdom. Essentially the netsuke is a wish for good luck and serves as a talisman as well. Does not photograph well, wonderful carving, great faces, mother of pearl inlay in Benten’s hairdress, beautiful patina, pleasant to handle. Length 1 11/16 inches.