Playful 'ittobori' one knife Hotei carved out of japanese cypress. Hotei is one of the seven lucky gods of Japan and is the most jolly and happy. Usually holds a treasure bag but in this sculpture holds the sacred wishing gem. Meiji Period c. 1900. Some of the original paint has worn off to become patina. Fabulous facial expression. Ask for EMS shipping quote. H:38" x W:32"