A fine ivory netsuke of Hotei. 19th century
Dressed in a loose robe finely engraved with blossoms and scrolls, lying on his left side, the head resting on his left hand and holding the handle of a now missing fan (replaced by a small stone).
Height 2.8 cm; width 7.2 cm
Private collection, Southern Germany, (sold at Nagel, 4.11.2010, lot 34)