Antique Japanese Bizen ware ceramic figure of Daikoku, the god of wealth and one of the Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi-fuku-jin). Daikoku is seen here seated on top of three large bags of rice. With his right hand he holds his wish-granting mallet over his head. With his left hand he holds a bag of precious things. Bizen ware pottery is made of the reddish brown clay with high iron content that is found in the area around the village of Imbe in Bizen province. This sculpture also has a chop impressed in the lower right hand side of Daikoku’s tunic.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 13″ high x 7 1/2″ wide x 5″ deep