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Soft-past ceramic figure of Fukurokuju

Price:  1.100,00

Rare polychrome moulded-ceramic figure of Fukusuke 福助 with glass inlaid eyes, sitting in seiza holding up an open fan with a pine tree design. He is shown with his iconic large head, bulging earlobes and typical samurai costume 裃 kamishimo (samurai costume), completed with a broad-shouldered kataginu 肩衣 (sleeveless ceremonial) and hakama 袴 (man’s formal divided skirt).

Fukusuke (福助) are traditional dolls associated with good luck in Japan. It was originally a doll enshrined in tea houses or brothels in the Edo period to bring good luck. In those days, it was considered that Fukusuke would bring “perennial youth, wealth and honour”. Fukusuke is often seen in business establishments, and is today is treated as a common good luck icon. (From Wikipedia)

Late Edo Period (First half 19th century)
In a good original condition with loss of paint. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
It has a good patina on his head as if it was rubbed many times for good luck.

Approx. size:
Height: 41 cm, Width: 35 cm, Depth: 22 cm.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 83197

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