Staffordshire pearlware pottery figure of a Hotei, circa 1820

Hotei, in Japanese mythology, one of the Shichi-fuku-jin (“Seven Gods of Luck”). This popular figure is depicted frequently in contemporary crafts as a cheerful, contented Buddhist monk with a large exposed belly, often accompanied by children.

Height: 4 ¾” Width: 4 ¾”

In good condition with slight flaking to the black enamel