Ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju, Meji period 19th/20th century


A wonderful Japanese netsuke of Fukurokuju, holding the scroll containing the wisdom of the world, exquisite detail to his robes, face and hat.
Signed on base.
19th/20th century

Height: 55mm, Width: 26mm

from an old Australian Collection.
Fukurokuju was one of the seven lucky gods, representing Wealth, Happiness, Longevity, Verility, and Fertility. His scroll contained everything you needed to know about anything, an early Google rival. What’s not to like!




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