CHARMING JAPANESE EDO PERIOD IVORY NETSUKE - HOTEI HOLDING A BABY

CHARMING JAPANESE EDO PERIOD IVORY NETSUKE – HOTEI HOLDING A BABY

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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

Condition report:

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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