Project Description

Wood netsuke of Daikoku shaving Fukurokuju 

A most unusual depiction of a known subject.  Instead of the commonly seen ladder, Daikoku stands on a distinctive stool with generous larger himotoshi to accommodate a large knot, while Fukurokuju holds a pan to catch any falling bristles, though at an angle which would inevitably lead to their falling to the floor

Unsigned.  Circa 1800

Information:

Chips, mostly old, the largest to the pan

MR596