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Kutani ware Sculpture of Hotei
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Kutani ware Sculpture of Hotei

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: Item # 1223937
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Fantastic antique Japanese Kutani ware sculpture of one of the fortune deities known as Hotei. The figure is carrying a child who is trying to clean the ears of Hotei. Hotei is interestingly dressed with motifs of dragons and scrolling clouds, inspired by Chinese brocades. The different symbols used on the figure are associated with the auspicious character of the deity. Age: Taisho Period c1912 Size: Length 5" Width 4" Height 10.5"