A Tokyo school ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju and a young woman, by Hômin. Late 19th century
Lying on his stomach, his head propped up on both his hands, he is enjoying the head massage given by a young woman, the towel on his head, the stack of towels and his beard reserved white from the light staining of the ivory. Signed Hômin with kaô.
Height 3.8 cm
Bonhams, London, 11.11.2009, lot 94