Netsuke – Hotei Resting on his Sack
Netsuke – Hotei Resting on his Sack
Netsuke – Hotei Resting on his Sack
Netsuke – Hotei Resting on his Sack

Netsuke – Hotei Resting on his Sack

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A large and spirited netsuke depicting Hotei resting against a sack carved in wood. His robes hang loosely down from his shoulders, exposing his chest and rounded belly. The base is flat with the himotoshi formed of one large oval and one small circular hole, the ring of smaller hole in green-stained horn in the shape of a flower. I'm very fond of the carving of Hotei’s hands, face and feet.

Signed, Miwa Saku
Early 19th century

5.1cm wide
3.6cm tall
3.2cm deep

Probably the same one published in MCI, page 561 with line drawing and photo.

Provenance:
Ex. Kolodotschko collection
Ex. Private British collection

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

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Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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