Lot overview
Auction 1136, Asian Art, 07.06.2019, 14:00, Cologne Lot 273

A rare and amusing boxwood netsuke of Daikoku and Ebisu. Late 18th/early 19th century

 A rare and amusing boxwood netsuke of Daikoku and Ebisu. Late 18th/early 19th century, Auction 1136 Asian Art, Lot 273

A rare and amusing boxwood netsuke of Daikoku and Ebisu. Late 18th/early 19th century

Daikoku, looking like a peasant but identifiable by his headdress and mallet, on his back he carries a tiny figure of Ebisu with a bamboo branch with good luck charms including a notebook with the character reading chô (notebook) in allusion to the commonly written daifukuchô.

Height 8.5 cm

Provenance

Sotheby’s, London, 10.11.2005, lot 1260

Kolodotschko Collection

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