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


Chips, mostly old, the largest to the pan