Project Description

Wood netsuke of Hotei by Mitsuhiro 

Derived from a Bizen pottery model with a trompe-l’œil seam running around the whole piece and a finish which imitates the salt glaze

Signed Mitsuhiro with seal Ohara.  Osaka circa 1850

Height: 4.5 cm


Although the model is familiar in ivory, I cannot find a wood variant recorded