A marine ivory netsuke depicting Hotei’s treasure bag adorned in various symbols of good fortune and long life.
In ascending order, we see the magic hat and cloak of invisibility, one makimono, a stylised precious thing, Daikokus mallet, fundo and what appears to be a mon to the left-hand side. To the centre of the composition, the sign for longevity inlaid in metal.
Heinz & Else Kress Collection, Finland
Lohrberg Collection Germany
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