A wood carved netsuke from the first half of the 18the century. Fukurokujo and karako holding his head.
Edo period (1603-1868) first half 18th century. The netsuke is accompagnied with a lead seal, from the Habsburg Empire.
On the seal one can find on one side the coat of arms of the Habsburg empire and on the other side the letters of the town "Triest". In 1719, Trieste was granted status as a free port within the Habsburg Empire by Emperor Charles VI.
The netsuke is 26 mm high, 37 mm wide and has a thickness of 22 mm.
It weighs 9 grams.
Obtained: From an International auction.
Trieste grew into an important port and trade hub in the 17th and 18th century when Emperor Charles VI declared the city a duty and tax-free port .
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