A large wood netsuke depicting a content looking Hotei laid on a boat. Laidback with one arm behind his head and the other resting on his large belly. His sleeves trail down the sides of the boat. The surface of the boat is nicely worked with wood grain covering the entire surface, the himotoshi formed by one small and one large circular hole.
Signed, Shomin (carved) in a round reserve
Mid to late 19th century
12th May 2010, Japanese Art and Design, Lot 152, sold for £1,500.
If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.
Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803
Web: Click Here (quote title)
For the best result, watch the video in full-screen mode (press f on your keyboard when the video starts).