As part of our Japanese Works of art collection we are delighted to offer this lovely little Edo period ( circa 1850 ) Ivory netsuke, depicting Hotei ( one of the lucky Gods of good fortune) holding a young baby, he is modelled standing with his head tilted to one side with a humorous grin on his face and holding a young baby wrapped in his traditional lucky tied sack, it is believed in Japanese folklore that Hotei holding a young child is the symbol for the guardian of children, a charming and unusual addition to your netsuke collection
The colour is superb throughout with minor age related hairlines.
Approximate Sizes :
Height: 1.9″ 5 cm
Width: 1″ 2.5 cm
Depth: 0.9″ 2.2 cm
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