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


A charming little Japanese Ivory carving of Jurojin, shown standing with knobbly staff, intricate detailing on his robe, face and staff.
Signed on base.
19th/20th century

Height: 55mm, Width: 25mm
good condition

from an old Australian Collection.
Jurojin was one of the seven lucky gods, representing Wisdom & Longevity. He was apparently based on a real character from 11th century China, who was blessed with an oversized upper skull- and great wisdom. He also loved his rice wine…




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