An ivory netsuke of Hotei taking a bath, by Masakazu. Mid-19th century

An ivory netsuke of Hotei taking a bath, by Masakazu. Mid-19th century

Sitting in a small water-filled tub while a karako standing behind him scrubs Hotei’s hirsute back. The hair tufts of black horn. Signed Masakazu in an oval reserve.
Height 3.1 cm; length 3.8 cm

Lot 778 Dα

Estimate:
500 € - 700 €

Result:
744 €