Satsuma Earthenware Statuette


This is a small Japanese earthenware statuette.  The design of the statuette is polychromatic and thickly enameled with raised textured in many places.    The vintage statuette was produced by the Satsuma School located in southern Japan during the early Shōwa Period circa 1920s-1930s CE.  The subject is the fat Buddha also considered the god of fortune (Hotei) is wearing an elaborate robe and holding his characteristic war fan (gunbai) while riding the back of a heavily adorned Asian elephant.

  • Product Information

    The small earthenware statuette measure 20 cm (7.9 inches) long by 18 cm (7.1 inches) tall and 9 cm (3.5 inches) wide.  The statuette is unsigned by the artist who made it.  There is one narrow scratch on the back side of the head measures about 1.0 cm long that is clearly visible in the second photograph provided.  For a vintage statuette the overall condition is very good.

  • Return and Refund Policy

    Returns are accepted during a three-day inspection period starting upon acceptance of the item with a 10% restocking fee of the original purchase price.  Items wanting to be returned after this three-day inspection period can be purchased back at a discounted price at the discretion of the management of Rain Dragon Art and Antiques, LLC.

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