Osaka, circa 1850


The eyes of Daruma and the tufts of the boy's hair are inlays of polished dark buffalo horn, the Daruma with amusing expression, detailedly carved with imprints of the childs hands at the back, signed.


L. 4.5 cm


Compare with one illustrated in the Meinertzhagen Card Index, p. 732

Netsuke of a Chinese child or Karako with Snowball Daruma by Shigemasa