Kagamibuta – Hotei and Karako
Kagamibuta – Hotei and Karako

Kagamibuta – Hotei and Karako



A kagamibuta-style netsuke with a silver plate engraved in katakiri-bori and ke-bori. A boy with a delicately carved smile is pointing upwards while running. To the centre of the picture, Hotei stands with his back to us and a large sack over his shoulder, his head looking up at what the boy is pointing at. The silver disc has a blue patina that doesn't photograph well; in hand, the surface of the metal has a very nice dark blue tint to it.

The bowl was turned from ebony by Adam Bland as a replacement for the ivory. The ivory bowl is still with the netsuke and subject to export laws; both bowls will come with the netsuke.

19th century
Signed, Juraku

4.2cm wide
1.5cm deep


If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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