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A Bizen pottery sculpture

A Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
Mimura Tōkei (1885-1956)

With characteristic salt glaze.

Incised inscription: Bizen Inbe with impressed seal Tōkei
The gilt copper ear-ring and the lacquer and yak hair fly-whisk are by Robert A. Soanes (born 1969)
Height: 31 cm

Apparently the Meiji emperor commissioned a figure of Hotei from the artist.

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